Char­ity pro­ject to tackle men­tal health

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO Mac­cles­field youth char­i­ties will set up a pro­ject tack­ling men­tal health is­sues for young peo­ple with the aid of a £50,000 grant.

Just Drop In, on Duke Street, and Cre8, on Bel­grave Road, have been given the money as part of the Young Minds Mat­ter pro­gramme from Cheshire Com­mu­nity Fo­rum.

Along­side a third char­ity, Wilm­slow Youth, they will cre­ate a scheme called G8way, which will reach over 300 young peo­ple and en­cour­ages them to seek help and ad­vice.

The pro­ject cov­ers staff and vol­un­teer devel­op­ment, dig­i­tal help and the pro­vi­sion of free one-to-one coun­selling.

Zoe Sheppard, from Cheshire Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, said: “We are re­ally pleased to be work­ing with three such a de­serv­ing char­i­ties as part of our Young Minds Mat­ter pro­gramme.

“We re­ceived a lot of ap­pli­ca­tions from char­i­ties who work on projects re­lat­ing to im­prov­ing the men­tal health of young peo­ple and faced a very tough task in whit­tling the num­bers down.

“G8way is such an im­por­tant pro­ject for young peo­ple in Cheshire and we look for­ward to work­ing with Just Drop In, Cre8 and Wilm­slow Youth.”

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