In the intricate tapestry of a young person’s life, their mental health stands as a central thread. Just as we wouldn’t compromise on a young person’s physical health, their mental well-being demands an equal, if not greater, measure of attention. It plays a pivotal role in shaping their educational journey, moulding relationships, and influencing their overall physical wellness. And, much like physical health, mental health is dynamic. It undergoes transformations, ranging from subtle shifts to significant changes, due to myriad reasons.
A concerning reflection of the times we live in can be witnessed from a report in 2019. Almost half (45%) of all counselling sessions conducted by Childline in 2018/19 were tethered to concerns of mental or emotional health and wellbeing (NSPCC, 2019a). This amplifies the pressing need to address these challenges.
But first, let’s understand the essence of mental health. It encapsulates an individual’s cognitive, behavioural, and emotional dimensions. This is an aspect of our being that each one of us, regardless of age or background, possesses. When we converse about “mental health issues,” we’re addressing a spectrum – from mental health anomalies and conditions to pronounced mental illnesses. It’s crucial to note that these issues may be diagnosed formally or might exist without a medical label, yet they shape the lived experiences of those affected.
At Safe New Futures, we’re deeply attuned to the intricate challenges our youth grapple with. With an evolving world placing newer demands on their shoulders, we run specialised youth programmes that bridge the methodologies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with hands-on vocational training. Through this holistic lens, we aim to equip our youth with tools that not only address immediate challenges but also build resilient futures.
With this framework, our mission is to reach young souls early, guiding them through challenges and offering them a repertoire of tools and strategies for a radiant, empowered tomorrow.
Let’s explore further the imperatives of early intervention.
Understanding the importance
What can early intervention achieve?
What can you do to help?
Our youth are the foundation of our future. Ensuring their mental well-being is an investment in a brighter, healthier future for all. Safe New Futures is committed to providing the resources, interventions, and support needed for early intervention in young people facing mental health challenges. Together we can make a difference. Remember, it’s never too early to seek help.