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School Tour

Bookings Now Being Taken for 2020

75% of those with a mental health condition start developing it before the age of 18.

7 in 10 young people with a mental health problem haven’t had sufficient help at an early age.

3 Children in every class have a diagnosable mental health condition.

Throughout 2019 and 2020 singer, songwriter and qualified counsellor Lily-Jo will be touring schools across the UK and Europe on the #BreakFree tour.

A) maintain good mental health

B) know what to do and where to go if they are struggling.

Follow up programme

Throughout the school day, Lily-Jo leads her ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ lesson one after the other to whole year groups at a time. For those young people who have been triggered by what is said, we have created a fantastic follow-up programme which includes:

– After School Clinic where young people get five minutes each with Lily-Jo who will listen to them, and offer some tools and resources to help set them off on the right track.

– Unlimited free access to Lily-Jo’s award-winning online mental health resource: www.thelilyjoproject.com

– Posters and cards with the site on will be provided to display around school.

Our ‘On Track’ programme can be booked to support students needing extra support. This includes one to one mentoring for students particularly struggling with their mental health plus lunch time support groups open to all students provided by our experienced mentors. Email admin@thelilyjoproject.com to find out more about On Track.


The cost for the #BreakFree school tour day, and the follow-up programme is £1 per student. This could be funded by the parent as part of a non-uniform day. We understand that school budgets can be tight, that is why we want to make this as easy and as free as possible for your school.

Staff Testimonials

“Lily-Jo, your contribution to the 5 – 11’s and Youth and Young Adults work was great and highly valued. Our children and young people loved engaging with you and your team with the Be a Hero and Break Free series and we cannot thank you enough for joining Brad on the Instagram, a highlight of the weekend for sure.”

Lauren Rossell –

(Festival at Home, Cliff College)

“Lily Jo and her team were brilliant. Their presentation through personal testimony, songs, videos and talk enabled our students to engage and connect with the important issues of their mental health.

The content was relevant, accessible and seamlessly delivered; professional at every level. Their passion to see young people understand the importance of looking after their mental health and practical advice to do so has enabled transparent conversations and allowed our students to talk openly about these important issues. We look forward too welcoming them back and wholeheartedly recommend them to any school.”

Hilary Caisley  –

(Bede Academy, Blyth, Northumberland )

“As part of the Skills for Life launch, we invited Lily Jo and team to open the event and to reflect on the importance of self-belief, positive attitude and communication. The whole experience of working with Lily Jo was excellent from planning, communication and to the actual event itself.

With over 20 years experience of working children and young people, I can clearly see how much the young people of today would gain from spending time with the Lily Jo project either as part a project or through to the delivery to large groups or assemblies. Not only is it Lily Jo’s energy, smile, positive words and music that engage but also her background and knowledge on mental health is excellent and creates a solid foundation for the work she delivers.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Lily Jo as a performer and guest speaker to young people across the key stages and youth settings and look forward to working with her in the future.”

Natalie Dodd  – Engagement and development officer

(Manchester City Council )

“Lily-Jo delivered very powerful and inspiring workshops, and our students loved the way the music and songs supported her powerful message. The materials were pitched appropriately and the team took the time to speak with individuals, offering support and guidance in a sensitive manner. A great day and we would happily welcome Lily-Jo back to NPA”

Kevin Hartley – Assistant Principal

(NenePark Academy)

“I’ve seen a lot of outside agencies coming in to do assemblies in my time, but that was the best I’ve seen in fifteen years ”

James Robinson – Assistant Head

(Ashcombe School, Dorking)

“ This was an absolutely fantastic performance. The information Lily-Jo delivered was brilliant for our students. Staff and students had a great time, with many students coming to me in the afternoon asking for the cards and if the Lily-Jo project is coming back next year! We are really excited to arrange another visit for mental health week next year, thank you for everything! ”

Emily Grierson – Head of Year 8

(Richard Rose Morton Academy)

“Lily-Jo has done amazing work with our students at Stockport Academy particularly in regard to Mental Health and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her without reservation.” 

Mr Frank McCarron – Executive Principal

(Stockport Academy, Manchester Academy and William Hulmes Grammar School) 

“Lily-Jo’s sessions were tailored to meet our needs and targeted towards particular year groups. She is clearly passionate about helping young people and her professional experience informs what she does, allowing her to be flexible in her approach and answer any questions that arise without being phased. Our students warmed to her immediately and were keen to engage in activities and share ideas, she is extremely personable and inspires confidence.” 

Miss H Tunstall – Senior Teacher

(Pastoral Curriculum and Enrichment) Deputy Head of Sixth Form Bolton School Boys’ Division

“Lily-Jo has been into our secondary school today and it has been really effective. She has spoken on topics of mental health such as, low self-esteem, self-doubt, anxiety, issues that really affect our teenagers. The students really need to hear this message. It was a great day and the kids had a fantastic time singing along.”

Phil Johnson – Academy Chaplain

(St Francis of Assisi )

“It’s been an absolute joy and pleasure to have Lily-Jo in our school over the last two days. During each session, Lily-Jo performed some of her music and talked about the importance of mental health. What is it? and how does it impact me? She saw all of our students in whole year group assemblies. we organised a non-uniform day a couple of weeks before Lily-Jo’s visit at £1 per student which raised the funds to pay for her and her team’s visit.

I recommend having Lily-Jo in your school, she can tailor packages to suit the needs of your students and your staff.”

Stuart Brenchley 

(Christ The King College)

“It was a really fantastic 4 days. Lily-Jo connected amazingly well with the pupils at the school and the concert was a real success. Pete, who accompanied her was easy to work with and completely unflustered by whatever came up”

Tony Murphy – School Liaison

(Isle of Wight)

“What a fantastic couple of days! I’m so glad we booked this opportunity for our students.”

Chloe Trebble – Assistant Principal

(Oasis Academy Oldham)

Student Testimonials

“ I first heard about The Lily-Jo Project about 2 years ago after listening to a few songs and liking her Facebook page. At the time I was finding it difficult to cope with anxiety and this was affecting me within school on a daily basis.

 I hid this as I didn’t feel able to speak openly about my feelings I didn’t understand them so felt no-one else would. I found that I really connected with Lily-Jo’s music it had a real feel good factor to it; I started to read information on the website and found it really helped and encouraged me to look at things differently. I then began to become more aware of my feelings and understand the triggers. I began to feel more confident and was able to speak about how I was feeling and share with those close to me and began to slowly overcome my anxiety.

We recently had a day where Lily-Jo came into my school and did workshops with each year group. I feel this was really good as too many young people struggle with different aspects of mental health and the workshops enabled us to take time to think about it and also talk about it in a positive instead of it being a subject everyone avoids.”

AJN  – Year 15

(Oasis Academy Immingham Student) 

“Lily-Jo was very inspiring especially she demonstrated female empowerment because most of our speakers are men. The booklets were really useful, and the app was very good for me. I would definitely recommend to other schools. I liked how there were realistic solutions to worries. LZ7 were lit!”

Alice – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

“Great presentation that came across very well to us. The best PSHE we have had in a while. That was worth missing a lesson for. Very engaging. Clear. Easy to understand. Also quite FUN! Thank ”

Sarah – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

It was really engaging, and she gave good advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety. The booklets were useful as well

Rhianna – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

“ Yesterday’s talk from Lily-Jo was very helpful. The breathing practice helped me a lot. I recommend that breathing practice to people who need it. Also, it was very informative and the app from my personal reference was useful ”

Isla – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

“ It as really helpful as you can visually see your problem and then try and solve it. 10/10. Definitely would recommend to other schools as it is super helpful. The best thing we have had for P.S.H.E ”

Sophie  – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

“ It was helpful to have the booklets as an extra resource. She was really enthusiastic which made it interesting. The worry tree looks really helpful. I liked how she made the presentation interesting by including us  ”

Fazana  – Year 11

(Newlands Girls School) 

Lily-Jo would love to become your school’s mental health ambassador, at a time where it is crucial to look after the mental health of our young people.

The Lily Jo Project is a registered not-for-profit community interest company (C.I.C). This  means that any surplus finance, has to be reinvested back into the creation and development of further resources.


Watch Lily-Jo’s latest single ‘SMILE’

Does this sound like something your high school could benefit from?

Please drop us a line, email us: admin@thelilyjoproject.com and we would be more than happy to book a call back so that we can fine tune any details and tailor make details to accommodate your school needs. Don’t forget to watch our promotional video so that you get to e-meet Lily-Jo.

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The Lily-Jo Project only happens through the generous donations and support of people like you!

We would be so grateful for any donations that you’d like to give. It will go directly to ensuring that this resource can stay online and updated!

Thanks so much!