Mind and Body, a programme for 13-17 year olds who self harm or are vulnerable to self harming behaviours, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards.
The programme supports young people in Kent and Cornwall to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It’s designed to help young people who need support but don’t meet the threshold for specialist mental health services. It also includes facilitated group work where young people can talk openly and safely about things like self harm, mental health, and resilience. The objectives are to reduce self harming thoughts and actions, and to develop communication skills, self expression, and assertiveness.
Rick Bradley, Operations Manager with Mind and Body said: