The Project offers a range of services to the community. Providing ongoing support to our young people encouraging integration, communication and education for mental wellbeing, covering a wide spectrum of ability for all young people.
The project provides services and support programmes that have been proven to create happier, healthier individuals, both mentally and physically.
The Arts for Life Project is run by psychotherapists, artists and young people who understand the value of proactive mental health.
- 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that is around three children in every class.
- Between 1 in every 12 and 1 in 15 children and young people deliberately self-harm.
- More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time.
- For children and young people, the prevalence rate of a diagnosable psychiatric disorder is 36% in children and adolescents with learning disabilities, compared with 8% of those who did not have a learning disability. These young people were also 33 times more likely to be on the autistic spectrum and were much more likely than others to have emotional and conduct disorders (Source: People with Learning Disabilities in England 2011).
- Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.
- Over 8,000 children aged under 10 years old suffer from severe depression.
- 72% of children in care have behavioural or emotional problems – these are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
- 95% of imprisoned young offenders have a mental health disorder. Many of them are struggling with more than one disorder.