We want to see a future where everyone has the ability to:
- Learn about the basic, clinical aspects of wellbeing, mental health, and mental health hygiene.
- Understand how to proactively self-care, how to spot common warning signs and symptoms of mental illness, and how to reach out for help.
- Feel inspired and energised to live their life to the fullest.
The Problems We Face
1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts, 1 in 14 people self-harm, and 1 in 15 people attempt suicide. We believe that this is far too many.
Here are a few of the key underlying challenges:
- 75% with a mental health condition start developing it before 18.
- Teachers and parents lack quality mental health resources.
- Support services are overwhelmed, have long wait times, and require a referral.
- Existing mental health curriculum does not resonate with kids and teens.
- Anxiousness and loneliness among students has worsened since the pandemic.
- A quarter of secondary-age pupils reported being worried about being able to afford technology for studying.
- One in eight 11 to 16-year-olds and one in seven 17- to 24-year-olds reported that they have been bullied online.
Sources: Mind, MFHA England, MQ: Transforming Mental Health, State of the nation 2022: children and young people’s wellbeing
Our Core Services
To address these problems, The Lily-Jo Project proudly offers the following mix of free and paid services.
24/7 Online Self-Help
Our free online self-help resource is designed to help individuals and families overcome common mental health challenges such as low mood, anxiety, stress, self-harm, eating disorders, and low self-esteem.
To account for a variety of learning styles, we utilise a range of mediums including music, videos, podcasts, and written text.
Live Workshops & Assembly Days
Our live workshops are available to primary and secondary schools across the UK. Each lesson incorporates music, dance, and activities to make learning about mental health fun and memorable.
Currently, we offer 7 different age-appropriate lessons that cover a number of key topics such as mental health hygiene, coping with change, overcoming anxiety and low mood, and living life with purpose.
Online Mental Health Curriculum
Our free online curriculum has over a year’s worth of content for classrooms worldwide. The aim is to empower teachers and wellbeing leads to address the very basics of mental health while also cultivating a classroom culture of positivity, kindness, and empathy.
Our trustees help us plan, think strategically, and stay focused. With their generous support and guidance, we can make sure that The Lily-Jo Project makes the right decisions for the future.
Rebecca Fidler – Estar Bennett – Adam Shardlow – Charles Morgan
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