Mind and Body is an innovative programme for young people who are involved in or deemed vulnerable to self harming behaviours. Mainly run within secondary schools, participants benefit from a series of interactive group sessions that encourage open discussion about mental health and related issues.
These groups are a safe place to talk about topics which are often stigmatised. Talking through these issues helps reduce feelings of isolation and allows individuals to explore more positive ways of managing their thoughts and behaviours.
The programme aims to support young people who do not meet the thresholds of specialist mental health services but who would benefit from more support than can be offered by universal providers.