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The Lily-Jo Project is happy to announce a new partnership with UK-based charity, Zing, whose mission is to support early stage organisations helping young people realise their full potential. 

Through a generous grant from Zing, The Lily-Jo Project will officially be able to launch its Traffic Light Initiative – a programme designed to provide eligible schools with free access to its mental health curriculum ahead of the 2021/2022 school year. This programme has the potential to reach an estimated 44,000+ children in desperate need of early stage mental health advice and support. 

More information on the application process for the Traffic Light Initiative will be released at a later date – please check back for further details. If you are a teacher or administrator, you can contact admin@thelilyjoproject.com to register your interest in participating in this programme. 

In addition to sponsoring the Traffic Light Initiative, Zing will also provide much-needed “behind the scenes” digital technology advice to The Lily-Jo Project team. This expertise will help to optimise and improve the overall user experience of The Lily-Jo Project’s online self-help resource and learning platform, while also helping to future-proof The Lily-Jo Project’s digital offerings in an ever-changing world. 


Lily-Jo says: 

“Since the pandemic hit we have been working hard to protect the mental health of children and young people, not only in the UK, but in the USA and Canada too. It is such a privilege to have backing from such a passionate, forward thinking charity, and I am so grateful. This grant is going to enlarge our reach in a big way, enabling children and young people to navigate their wellbeing through our mental health online platform, and offer a whole school approach to mental health. We are working hard to eliminate the stigma around mental health, and make provision as accessible as possible. This grant will most certainly get us on the right track.” – Lily-Jo, Founder of The Lily-Jo Project


Chris White, Co-Founder of Zing says:


“We are so impressed with the infectious energy and inspiring capability and commitment of Lily-Jo and her amazing team so we are super excited about our new partnership! The mental health resources they have already developed in such a short space of time are not only engaging, memorable and creative but also grounded in clinical expertise. Beyond the funding we can’t wait to connect them into our partner, education and funder networks and let Simon work his magic on the Digital side!!”


Simon West, Digital Lead at Zing says:


“We’re delighted to be supporting such a passionate team, as they work to deliver their content to more schools. It’s so important to move the needle on the culture around mental health in schools, while supporting teachers through changing curriculums, and this is a fun, engaging way of doing it. We’re looking forward to supporting the team in making that experience as smooth as we can.”


The ultimate mission of The Lily-Jo Project is to inspire, ignite, and promote mental and emotional freedom in children, teens, and adults. Lily-Jo and the team proudly pursue this mission by creating mental health resources that are not only grounded in clinical expertise, but that also utilise memorable and creative mediums like song and dance. 


Thanks to the support from Zing, The Lily-Jo Project will be able to further this mission by:


  • Reaching more children in primary and high schools across the U.K. 
  • Providing more teachers and staff with relevant and consistent mental health curriculum. 
  • Positively influencing the conversation surrounding mental health through unique creative mediums. 

If you have any further questions regarding The Lily-Jo Project or the Traffic Light Initiative, please direct your enquiry to Pete at admin@thelilyjoproject.com. Press or media enquiries can also be sent to Shelby at admin@thelilyjoproject.com

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