We are extremely proactive when encouraging people to talk about their mental health, and providing necessary safe spaces. We have created many projects which engage young people in many different ways. Read below for information on our drop in sessions and our current and previous projects.
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Address: Lord Derby Academy, Seel Road, Huyton, L36 6DG
Our #Let'sChat Drop in sessions are a safe space for young people to visit to unload any worries or concerns they have. Each week we focus on a different, specific aspect of mental health and well-being. Our incremental aim is to equip our young people with skills applicable to every battle they face through life, ensuring they cope with those situations in a healthy manner. Your mental health is unique, so our sessions are unique too.
Talking will not worsen your situation, it is the first step towards receiving support to begin your journey to recovery. Each member of the foundation is trained in talking and listening therapy, so take a step in the right direction and join us for a needed conversation in a relaxed environment.
"Talking about suicide does not increase the chances of suicide, not talking does."
We welcome all young people to our drop in sessions, no matter their background, lifestyle or current state of mind. If you would like to attend but feel uncomfortable doing so, then do not hesitate to reach out. We will ensure that a member of the foundation will meet you beforehand to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
We also welcome guests to attend our sessions to deliver their own personal message or activity. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not be afraid to reach out to us, it is what we are here for.
- The Lee Cooper Team x
We are working with Carmel College to create the first student-led lunchtime #Let'sChat drop in session. Pupils received training from us which equipped them with the skills and knowledge required to run their own drop in sessions. We look forwards to starting the sessions as soon as they return to college.
Time: 14:00 - 16:00.
Address: The Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AP.
We are working in Partnership with Sefton Park Palm House to deliver monthly #Let'sChat drop in sessions to South Liverpool. We tackle hard hitting issues such as self harm, suicide, depression, eating disorders etc in an easily accessible and personable way. Every session is tailored to the groups needs, topics we find that come up we will always tackle. Everyone is appreciated, accepted and noticed.
We have a number of media’s we use to tackle issues brought up, some of which are: writing workshops, art sessions, poetry sessions, personal step by step guides to recovery, presentations, group talking and idea sharing, and a further range of methods.
If you have any questions, or would like to attend, email: email@example.com
From March - June 2019, we provided a free 12 week sports programme to 30+ young people in Knowsley.
The programme highlighted the importance of physical and mental health, and how closely they link together. Regular attendance was rewarded with a month swim pass.
From April - May 2019 we commissioned Amanda (Lime Therapies) to provide a 7 week mindfulness programme covering many different aspects of mental health, including the negative consequences of poor mental health.
Amanda designed the 7 week mindfulness programme based on what our young people struggle with most. We are really looking forwards to having her back for another programme in 2020!
Funding from the Violence Reduction Unit allowed us to pilot a 10 week programme with a cohort of pupils from The Prescot School. The programme had been recognised by the chief of Merseyside Police and DofE.
All pupils were thoroughly engaged in each workshop. They all recorded an increase in knowledge about each topic including an awareness of signs, coping mechanisms, and to report/who to report to.
We look forwards to working on the programme again next year with a larger cohort of pupils.