NHS Digital has recently published findings on the mental health of children and young people in England.
The sobering statistics show that one in ten (9.5%) children of Primary age have at least one mental health disorder, and about one in thirty (3.4%) met the criteria for two or more mental disorders. It is acknowledged that services to support these children are stretched to capacity and are facing an unprecedented increase in demand.
Prevention and early intervention is therefore key and this is where the Resilient Rutland project intends to make an impact.
Resilient Rutland is a Lottery funded project which has been awarded nearly half a million pounds to support children’s mental health in Rutland over the next three years.
All Primary Heads in the county have been invited to meet and discuss the issues facing them and to get actively involved in the project.
Geoff Thompson, Steering Group Chair comments: “We are looking forward to meeting with the Primary schools and listening to their challenges and aspirations. Rutland has been given a great opportunity with this funding and by working together we can positively influence the future of our young people”.
Source: Mental Health of Children and Young People in England – published Nov 2018
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Resilient Rutland was started as a project in 2014 as a direct response to feedback from young people in our county - their overwhelming concern was that of mental health and well-being.
Having worked closely with professional agencies, schools, the Local Authority and of course our young people, we have arrived at a joint commitment to implement a programme to champion mental health.
The project has received £484,700 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, which officially starts on 29th Jan 2019 and will run for three years.
Additional details on the Resilient Rutland project can be found here.
All communications should be directed to Morag Tyler - Project Manager Tel 07766565506 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rutland First
The Resilient Rutland project will be led and overseen by Rutland First, a Community Interest Company based in Rutland. Rutland First acted as Healthwatch Rutland from 2014 to April 2018, since when it has broadened its remit. The objectives of the company are to undertake and encourage a broad range of work and other activities relating to improving, promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of the people of Rutland, and the immediate surrounding areas.
The National Lottery Community Fund
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