Regional Small Grants Mental Health Round

With it being Children’s Mental Health Week this week, 4th-8th February, there’s no better time to announce the opening of our Regional Small Grants Mental Health round!

The first ever Children’s Mental Health Week took place in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health and this year the focus is on taking steps to be ‘Healthy: Inside and Out.’

In every school class there are children who have diagnosable mental health conditions and many more struggle with challenges such as bullying. We aim to alleviate these challenges through our work and by awarding grants to projects, programmes and initiatives that promote good mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.

The Mental Health round of Regional Small Grants is now open. With this round we would like to recognise the achievements of groups who are working to improve understanding, awareness, service provision and the general mental health of our children.

We especially welcome applications that are particularly creative, innovative and that connect well with mental health. We encourage applications that benefit young people and the broader community by giving young people the opportunity to develop skills they can use throughout their lives, such as leadership and decision-making skills, working collaboratively and developing creative ideas.

The Regional Small Grants round will recognise excellence and/or innovation in programmes, projects or initiatives that have focused their efforts within the promotion of mental wellbeing and early intervention to prevent mental ill health.

For more information on how to apply, email samantha.curtis@nuth.nhs.uk and copy in Christine.jesson@nuth.nhs.uk in all mail.