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Great news for Young People in Harrow!

We are delighted that the City Bridge Trust has awarded Mind in Harrow a three-year grant for our HeadsUp partnership project.  The grant will for the first time enable four local charities in Harrow to collaborate to offer a seamless specialist mental health service for over 2,500 young people in Harrow schools and youth services. 

The partnership service will provide one-to-one or group sessions tailored for young people from the LGBT and refugee communities and those with ADHD and Autism support needs.  This service will be provided by the Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre www.mosaicyouth.org.uk, Paiwand www.paiwand.com and Centre for ADHD and Autism Support www.adhdandautism.org  

The Young Harrow Foundation www.youngharrowfoundation.org/ will offer their expertise to help establish the new partnership service and meet our goals.

Mark Gillham, Chief Executive of Mind in Harrow said: "We are very grateful to the City Bridge Trust for awarding a grant to Mind in Harrow's HeadsUp partnership project.  

The service will also include an innovative approach to be offered by Mind in Harrow through training youth volunteers to run mental wellbeing workshops for their peers. The Mind network has trialled this programme with 16,000 pupils across London, which was evaluated by Goldsmiths College and found to achieve significant benefit.  The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visited the programme in Harrow to promote the mental health of young people and tackle the stigma associated with mental health problems.

There is growing national recognition that the mental health needs of young people have been neglected in this country for far too long and early support can help prevent problems arising in adult life. HeadsUp aims to be at the forefront of this positive change in Harrow.

We are really excited that we can make this project a reality after over a year of planning and development."