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Children’s Society receives £1 million for children's mental health support

BBC Children in Need, the Health Foundation and Impact on Urban Health have presented £1 million to The Children’s Society as the winners of the A Million & Me Award.

The Children’s Society, alongside their partners MACS Supporting Children & Young People and Children 1st, will provide targeted and early intervention mental health support to young people all across the four nations. Focusing their support particularly on young people from marginalised communities, The Children’s Society will use the funding to magnify their impact by offering their services to children as young as eight.

The charity will use the award to provide face-to-face support for children, as well as the tools and resources necessary for parents and carers to start wellbeing-informed conversations around difficult topics. Additionally, the award will contribute towards the development of The Children’s Society’s digital presence and expand their current offerings of online sessions, digital mindfulness tools and an instantly accessible parent line.

Mark Russell, CEO of The Children’s Society said, “We are thrilled to win this fantastic £1 million award which will allow us to dramatically expand our mental health support services for children right across the UK.

“Far too many children are dealing with mental health challenges, often isolated and lacking the help they deserve. This funding is a game-changer that will turbo charge our efforts to reach more of those in need. This marks an exciting new chapter for us, and we can’t wait to get to work and provide children with the tools and care they need to build resilience and thrive.”

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Published on 24th May 2024