This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focused on ‘surviving or thriving’. At Fegans’ we are dedicated to working with children, through counselling in centres, or in schools, to ensure future generations don’t just survive, but thrive.
One in four children referred for children’s mental health services are being refused treatment and the maximum waiting times for required treatment has doubled in three years.* This shocking statistic shows our help is needed now more than ever.
How do I find out more?
There are many ways to find out more about local mental health services, through your GP or online. There are also a number of support networks and groups that can help those suffering from mental health issues, you need not suffer alone or in silence. The NHS website is a great place to start.
How can I help?
Donations to charities such as Fegans’ go a long way to help fund vital counselling services to those children most vulnerable. You can donate to our Bursary here. Or if this is something you would like to consider in future then keep in touch, follow or like our pages on social media (link below).
Social media has helped organisations such as Heads Together really get the conversation surrounding mental health going. You can follow for updates, and share content with your social network. By talking about mental health issues publicly we can end the stigma, and help reach more people who need us.
How we can help you
The Fegans’ team are dedicated to helping children and families reach their full potential, and we are working to bring their expertise online, so we can share knowledge and support. For more information please click here for the Fegans’ Parents page.
*Centre Forum Commission Report 2016
For more articles on mental health go to the Fegans’ Parents Page.