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EDVSA – The Project

The Project provides a vital early intervention support service to young people aged 13-24 experiencing issues with emotional and mental health.

Name of organisation:

EDVSA – The Project

 

Title of project/programme:

The Project

 

Dates of project/programme:

1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014

Summary

Based in East Devon, The Project provides a vital early intervention support service to young people aged 13-24 experiencing issues with emotional and mental health. Through their weekly peer support groups, The Project offers friendly, non-clinical support and a safe space for young people to meet with others experiencing similar issues, to talk, share, and to learn new tools and skills to manage their mental health problems. With young people’s mental health issues increasing year on year, The Project offers a place where young people can talk openly about how they feel, free from the fear of stigma and judgement, helping to build self-esteem and confidence, and reduce the isolation experienced by young people suffering from mental health issues.
The Project also provides much-needed support to the parents and carers of young people experiencing mental distress, in turn helping them to better understand their child’s issues, and how to support them. Supporting a child with a mental illness can often be distressing, bewildering and frightening, and parents too need an opportunity to talk, share and learn from others in similar situations.

In order to challenge the wider attitudes to mental illness in society, The Project gives talks and runs mental health workshops and training in schools and organisations, and in the community, both to young people and adults. 9 out of 10 young people with mental health issues will experience stigma and discrimination, and talking about mental illness encourages openness and challenges attitudes.

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