Mental Health Boxes
Posted 18th December 2020
At Warwickshire House Project we have been lucky enough to work with Tina Costello CEO at Heart of England Community Foundation and Coop Helping Hands, to provide 22 Young Care Leavers with At Home Self Therapy Mental Health Boxes.
The boxes contain items such as, weighted blankets, acupuncture rings, mindfulness cards, goal tracking notebook, group photo and a personalised letter from staff with all the things that we love about them. All the above items reinforce positive thinking, boosts self-confidence, supports YP to stay focused, relieve stress, improve sleep, and reduce feelings of anxiety; all whilst they are in their own home.
With Lockdown and COVID increasing the cases of Mental Health it is more important than ever that young people know have the means to support their own mental health at home and learn new holistic approaches.
NHP supports young people leaving care with white goods to ease the financial burden as they move into their first home. Leaving care and moving into your first home is a significant milestone for young people but this journey towards independent living is fraught with challenges. For care leavers, the dream of having their own place can quickly turn into a daunting reality when they realise that many everyday essentials, like new fridges and washing machines, remain out of reach due to financial constraints. NHP recognises that having these appliances isn't a luxury but a necessity for building a stable, comfortable home.Read more
On Sunday 12th November, over 40 runners ran the Alton Towers Half Marathon to raise monies for the 'Care Leavers: Kitchen Comfort' campaign. Despite the pouring rain the runners completed the course to support young people, raising over £9000. Two young people, Kieran and Paris, who had been supported by NHP ran in support of their community of care leavers and were delighted to have run their first half marathon.Read more
On Thursday 19 October the House Project community of young people, colleagues and partners from across the UK came together for the annual Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) Conference, ‘Sense of Wellbeing’; hosted at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester. The day celebrated young people and projects, with a focus on Wellbeing and how this links to relationships and community, both of which are fundamental in the House Project approach.Read more