Medicash backs new mental health support programme for young people

A creative mental health support programme is set to benefit hundreds of young people across Merseyside, with start-up funding from Liverpool cash plan provider Medicash.

Andy Abernethy (Medicash), Jack O’Shaughnessy, Christian Anderson (Yellow House), Nex Jager, Joshua Burns, George McKane (Founder, Yellow House), Jonny Hesketh (Yellow House)


Liverpool health cash plan provider, Medicash, is backing a local charity that is launching a new programme of workshops aimed at youngsters with mental health issues.

Yellow House, a local registered charity which utilises theatre, film and other techniques to help improve the emotional wellbeing of young people from socially excluded and disadvantaged backgrounds, has been supporting young people in Merseyside for 30 years.

The organisation is launching a new initiative called ‘ContentMent’ which will deliver a series of practical workshops and other services designed to support youngsters from hard to reach groups with mental health issues.

They will be able to access a tailored programme of development, which will help boost their confidence and give them skills to participate in community life.

The Yellow House is looking for further outreach opportunities in schools, colleges and universities across the UK.

Yellow House has extensive experience working in education and is in search for prospective institutions that would like to introduce the ContentMent Programme to support young people’s wellbeing.

Director Jonny Hesketh said: “The funding from Medicash’s charitable trust has given the ContentMent programme a vital kickstart.

“We know that there is a huge demand for what we are providing. It’s an exciting programme and now we are confident we will be able to make a huge difference to the lives of young people who need our help.

“We aim to support as many young people as we can across the region and, eventually, nationally.”

The programme will also involve the staging of a special event on March 30. Headlined ‘International Yellow Day,’ the event takes place on the birthday of the painter Vincent van Gogh who took his own life.

The day will raise awareness of the need for mental health provision for young people and the work undertaken by Yellow House.





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