Apr 27, 2018

Inspring Young Lives

Giving a donation to The Trust could help future generations of young people get the chance to make something of themselves, no matter what their background. Take Jay for example;

Jay’s father committed suicide when she was eight years old, seriously affecting her mental health and outlook on life.After becoming disruptive at school, Jay was referred to our Achieve programme where she was introduced to her youth worker Katie who helped her to transform her life. 

"My dad committed suicide when I was younger. My best pal told me how he took his life when I was eight years old. It made me sick to the stomach and it affected my mental health.

My attendance at school was low and I got removed from most of my lessons. When I wasn’t in school, I drank and partied. I would get angry and totally flip out and then cry, but I didn’t know why. It affected every part of my life. My school referred me to The Prince’s Trust Achieve course. My youth worker was called Katie. On my first day I didn’t want to go because I didn’t know anyone. Katie convinced me to come. She spoke to me beforehand and I really trusted her from the moment I met her.

I had my hard times and bumps in the road during the course. I was completely out of my comfort zone, but it was fun. Katie was so supportive and helped me through it all. She is an amazing youth worker with a massive heart! She felt more like a friend. She motivated and encouraged me to have a go at every obstacle and activity that was thrown my way. If it wasn’t for Katie I don’t think I would have done it.

The course helped me manage my feelings and talk about my past, and that felt really good. Now I feel confident about doing things independently, and it enabled me to help others, which I love. 

Two weeks after I finished the course, I was given one last chance to go back to school. I took it and, for the first time in my life I actually enjoyed it.

Now I’ve now been accepted on a course that will help me become a care worker, which is what I want to be. The Prince’s Trust made me believe in myself. I’d never been able to do that before. It’s because of everyone who supports The Prince’s Trust that I managed to get back to school. Without this support, I wouldn’t be the person I am today."

Giving a donation will give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop their self-esteem and skills for work.

As part of The Prince’s Trust community, you are helping young people across the UK to create a brighter future for themselves, so Thank you for believing!

Feb 1, 2018

Its Time to Talk!

The Prince’s Trust has developed pilots in four centres, where we offer different therapies to our young people such as one-to-one counselling, group wellbeing sessions and art therapy. We are also in the process of piloting the position of a Wellbeing Executive in Northern Ireland. This post is funded by the Royal Mail Group and will be able to support our young people as well as promote wellbeing to our staff.

We are also about to launch a pilot of 40 teams of our Team programme with increased mental health literacy. Young Minds has been commissioned to review our biggest programme and suggest ways of contributing positively to the mental wellbeing of our young people. In October 2017 we also signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, a commitment to you all to change how we think and act about mental health at every level of this organisation.

Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to get our workplace talking about mental health. Time to Change is the country’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Many of us will answer ‘fine’, even when we’re not. Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work. However, mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it.

“One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and nine in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone for having a mental health problem”.

Make some time for this great opportunity to contribute to our mental wellbeing at work. We want everyone who works here to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it. It’s #TimeToTalk now! Let’s make conversations happen.

 

Nov 17, 2017

Youth Can Do It

Youth Can Do It
Youth Can Do It

We work hard to create brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training.

We have an unwavering belief that young people can achieve great things with the right support. We know this because over the past 40 years we’ve helped more than 870,000 young people transform their lives by getting into work, education training and volunteering. 

We’ve heard their challenging stories and inspiring dreams, and we’re incredibly proud that every one of them trusted us to help them become more than their past – and we want that to continue.

That’s why we’ve launched our new campaign – Youth Can Do It – to unite the nation to get behind young people. Together we can put in the extra hour, raise the extra pound and go the extra mile.

If you share our belief and want to go the extra mile for the next generation , why not donate to ensure more young people can get ahead!

Thank you!

 
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