YPP and Mental Health

Covid taken its toll on you? Are you feeling anxious and uneasy? No direction and feeling lost? The YPP team are here to support you!

We are all conscious of the challenges to mental wellbeing that COVID has brought to everyone around us, but how much more so for young people that are out of work or struggling to engage with education?

Youth Promise Plus helps young people aged 16-29 in our city to find education, employment or training. In an ongoing survey of those we support we are already hearing that COVID has had a negative impact on nearly half of respondents so far, over 40% are worried about the future and 45% have had their plans and aspirations disrupted by COVID. Those who have reported that their mental health has been affected most often cite increased anxiety, having to isolate or shield and not being able to go to college or training as factors. We know it is an enormous challenge with potentially serious consequences for the future of our young citizens.

YPP’s Personal Mental Health Champions, from our expert provider Better Pathways, are now offering additional support to YPP participants to overcome mental health struggles and improve wellbeing, whilst working towards their work and education aspirations. If you’re supporting NEET young people that might benefit from our support find out more on Birmingham council's Youth Promise Plus webpage

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