We spoke to our young friend Gemma* just a few days ago…


Before lockdowns and shutdowns, Gemma was already facing many challenges. Now she has lost more than ever, and her whole future is at stake. She—and so many others like her—have lost precious time. Time in which vital skills should have been developed and lessons learned.  Please listen to what she has been through, in her own words…



I think you will agree that supporting these young people, who are struggling to recover from the impact of the pandemic, is so important for their futures. Social unease and low self-esteem issues that might be troubling now, can manifest into far more serious mental health conditions if left untreated.  We cannot let this happen.


Let’s bring back the laughter and smiles this summer


*to protect them we have used new names and photos