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Mental ‘wealth’ support for young people at Positive Futures

Liverpool-based youth development charity, Positive Futures are taking part in a bid to double donations received in the run up to Christmas, with a target of £50,000 in just one week to help improve the mental health of young people.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is a match-funding campaign where donations given to participating charities such as Positive Futures are doubled.

This year’s challenge takes place between noon on 29th November and noon on 6th December, with every donation received during that time being doubled.

Clare Corran, CEO at Positive Futures said “Mental ‘wealth’ issues can affect any young person and especially now after the pandemic. Our Targeted Support Service helped hundreds of young people across Liverpool last year and the demand continues to rise. We accompany them on their journey in a fun and engaging way, in the right place, at the right time and for as long as they need, empowering them to achieve their potential.”

“46% of the hundreds of referrals to us in 21-22 were related to mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, low mood, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and disordered eating), many of a complex nature meaning we need increased staffing levels, enhanced staff qualifications and additional support. This doesn’t include the Acute Childhood Experience referrals (ACEs), which accounted for an additional 6%, and we have a waiting list that our Targeted Support Service could also help if we had the additional resources that this campaign will hopefully provide”

“We see first-hand how poverty and wealth, or lack of, affects the mental health and wellbeing of young people, and want as many people as possible to get behind this campaign and donate, no matter how big or small – as all donations received 29th November to 6th December will be doubled by The Big Give.

“If we hit our ambitious target we can really get stuck into planning for this specialist mental health and wellbeing support role, we so desperately need to support our young people.”

If you would like to support Positive Futures, don’t forget you can donate between 29thNovember and 6th December at https://tinyurl.com/PF-big-give-22 or by using the QR code.

How can you get involved?

  • Visit theBigGive.org.uk and make a donation from 12pm (midday) on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, 29th November). The campaign will close at 12pm on Tuesday, 6th December.
  • Set a reminder and add our campaign page https://tinyurl.com/PF-big-give-22 to it so you remember not to miss your chance to double your donation!

Donations to Positive Futures ‘Mental ‘Wealth’ support for young people’ campaign will be generously matched by The Big Give’s Champions during the campaign, meaning your money can support twice as many young people.

Can I come see what Positive Futures do?

We know that people who visit and see firsthand the work we do, and meet with our young people are blown away, and welcome visits between 4.30-8pm on 13th/27th October, or 10th/24th November. If you’d like to come along simply phone 0151 207 6003 or email [email protected].

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcockhttps://businesslancashire.co.uk/
Sam Allcock is a highly regarded digital entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in online marketing for some of the World’s biggest brands. He has extensive knowledge and experience in SEO and digital marketing. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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