Charity information

MAC-UK

MAC-UK is a new and innovative grass roots charity founded in September 2008 to work with young people on the fringes of society who are involved in highly antisocial behaviour and/or gang related activity and who do not seek help. This is the group that is vilified in the press as 'hanging around' street corners, getting ASBOs and wearing ‘hoodies’ and which costs the country 120 billion through the juvenile justice system each year.

Over the last 18 months, MAC-UK has worked with 25 exceptionally hard to reach young people aged 16-15 years from Camden’s notorious Rowley Way Estate and local area, supporting them to run a project designed by them and for them which they called Music and Change. Using music as a medium, Music and Change promotes life skills and positive mental health in a unique and groundbreaking way, taking mental health professionals out of the clinic and into the community where the young people are ‘hanging out’.

Founded 2008

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