Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is proud to announce that we are continuing to support our ‘Home Goals’ initiative throughout Children’s Mental Health Awareness week.
In partnership with the NHS South Yorkshire Trust Foundation, every Wednesday, the Foundation run a series of challenging sessions in a bid to support the mental health of the younger generation.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Unit provide support via online workshops, in which the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation deliver to the youth of the district.
These workshops consist of fun, physical exercises followed by a themed psycho-education slide-show hosted by the CAMHS team.
Following the completion of ‘Home Goals’, the project will lead into the second part of the programme named, ‘Safety Nets’, where young people will partake in weekly, live, face-to-face workshops at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.
After holding the sessions across several weeks, project lead, James Stephenson, has seen the first-hand impact this project has had on the younger generation.
“We have been helping deliver these workshops now since October last year and it is clear to see the importance of the sessions, especially in the current climate,” Stephenson explained.
“The weekly events allow young people to get together, albeit online, and release their energy through our fun but challenging exercise sessions, followed by very important tips and advice of managing their mental health.
“We look forward to being able to see all the attendees in person when we can invite them along to the stadium to continue with live interaction workshops.”
Throughout Lockdown 3.0, the mental health of the younger generation has never been more important, and the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are pleased that we can affect this in a positive way.