Mental health problems affect approximately 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and self-harm, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Young men in the UK face specific challenges. Suicide rates continue to be high amongst men under 35 and we know that many services are struggling to identify and engage effectively with young men in order for them to access the support they need.
Comic Relief is launching a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems. We are seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision which puts the needs of young men at the heart of their work. We are especially interested in funding organisations that test out different approaches to engagement and support to establish what works. We encourage applicants to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs, interests and priorities are met as well as challenging the barriers they face in accessing mental health provision.
For full details go the website https://www.comicrelief.com/apply-for-grants/open-grants-initiatives/thriving-not-just-surviving-young-men-and-mental-health
The deadline for applications is 13th October.