The young people of Rutland have said that they want the stigma surrounding mental health to be removed, they want to learn to be resilient and receive early help to prevent small problems becoming big ones. This is what the project aims to achieve. The project will start in April 2019 and will last for 3 years.
Rutland First community interest company, will lead the Resilient Rutland project and be involved in producing bids, managing delivery, liaising with partner organisations, and evaluating the effectiveness of the programme.
In November 2018, the Big Lottery Fund announced that it was giving a grant of nearly £500,000 to the Resilient Rutland project to support young people's mental health and well-being across Rutland. Children attending all of Rutland's schools, whether state or privately funded will benefit.