We work to support young people aged 16-25 and their families in the Scottish Borders during crucial stages in the young person's life.
We offer low intensity intervention to those suffering with low level (mild to moderate) mental health issues and/or those at risk of developing them.
We support young people going through transitions; high school - college, homeless - sheltered housing, leaving care, working toward independent living.
We believe that as each person is different, so are their mental health and wellbeing needs. Our service is adaptable and made to fit the needs of the young people.
We run our own training programmes for volunteers to become accredited Voluntary Youth Mentors. Due to the current Covid_19 regulations, our training programme is on hold.
We are however running a different type of volunteer training; Befriending. A virtual volunteering model designed to support young people through basic social interactions and things they have in common.
From knowledge comes power.
One of our biggest aims is to raise awareness and spread knowledge about mental health and emotional well being.
We want to educate people as best we can.
As a society, we need to encourage discussion and create an environment where people feel supported and heard.
Everyone can do their bit to make a difference. It all starts with one step!
Working together is key!
We work to promote other networks available that could be beneficial to young people struggling with their mental health.
We correspond with various organisations across the Borders to stay informed about other opportunities.