Project information

MoodMapping for Teens

Thirty percent of teenagers suffer from undiagnosed mental health difficulties during their secondary schooling. The most common are anxiety, stress and depression. Our project aims to support young people manage their moods (emotional, behavioural and conduct disorder) successfully.

September 2012 - April 2013

Charity information: Julian Campbell Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    The project is trying to solve the lack of support and understanding that young people face in their learning and work environments.

    Solution

    Our project will solve the problem through mentoring, training of professional staff and community members.
    Mentors will be trained in goal setting and mood management. Mentors will then be matched with mentees and be empowered and enabled to fulfil on academic and social goals. Piloting a teacher training course to four secondary schools in Enfield which involves ways to spot various moods that affects young people's learning as well as highlighting methods of mood management.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the quality of the lives of young people with mental health difficulties.

    Activities

    » Producing an app/game to enable young people to identify and manage their moods
    » Trial app/game with small group of young people in London
    » Make Modifications to app/game before making it available to all young people.

    Success will be ten more schools involved in trialling of the mood app/game.
    More than 80% users stating app/game helped them manage their moods and well being.


    Aim 2

    Support and empower young people to manage their mental health through mentoring.

    Activities

    » Hold an information evening to recruit potential mentors
    » Train mentors using an accredited mental health mentoring programme
    » Allocate mentors to young people to empower and enable them for 3, 6 or 9 months

    Success will be all young people mentored managing their mental health themselves after mentors have finished their support.


    Aim 3

    Educate and enlighten public by creating a deeper understanding of young people and mental health

    Activities

    » Train professionals in schools how to identify and enable a young person suffering with mental health difficulties
    » Train professionals in other settings linked with young people to identify and enable young people suffering with mental health difficulties
    » Hold community workshops to empower and enable the public on awareness and maintaining mental health

    Success will be positive feedback from professionals about the content and usefulness of the Foundation mental health course. Twenty schools in London expressing interest


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term changes include all young people managing their mental health themselves, succeeding in their studies, going on to achieve success in further and higher education and employment. They will have better relationships with their peers and family, with families having peace of mind. Professionals will find the Foundation mental health course of great value and  complete the Intermediate and Advanved courses. Many more schools will express interest of mental health courses.

    Risk

    Risks would be lack of appointed trainers for schools and community. We are currently recruiting and training to help with the potential shortfall.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors by sending them monthly figures and targets via e-mail or other mutually agreed media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £75,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Teacher training Holding ten teacher training mental health sessions
      £5,000 Mentor training Accredited mental health training for 20 mentors
      £15,000 Mood App/game Producing a mental health tool for young people to manage their moods
      £25,000 Manager A project leader/manager to lead projects
      £15,000 Admin Cost for course accreditation and Administrative assistant
      £5,000 Travel expenses For mentors and expenses incurred with young people
      £5,000 projectors or training Photocopier, white board, projector
  • Background

    Location

    London:- Enfield, Barnet, Haringey

    Beneficiaries

    Young people and wider community in London, notably. Enfield, Haringey and Barnet

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Julian Campbell Foundation have a commitment to empower and enable young people experiencing mental health difficulties; to support them in what they're dealing with and transform their environment, thus giving them the tools they need for life. An essential part of this is also educating and enlightening the public by creating a wider and deeper understanding of young people experiencing mental health difficulties
    and enlighten the public, by creating a deeper and wider understanding

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Jacqueline Campbell - Volunteer

    Founder and Director. Jacqueline has been the driving force and will continue to lead, complete and evaluate all projects.

    Liz Miller

    Liz has a commitment to the well being of young people and wishes to support this through training and workshops within the community.