At Power2 we help children and young people facing multiple challenges to develop their emotional, social and mental wellbeing so they can re-engage with school and go out into the world to thrive. By being #SomeoneOutThere, we support them to identify their strengths and unleash their power.
5 children in every classroom have a probable mental disorder. Those living in poverty are 4 times more likely to have serious mental health difficulties than others, and 1/3 of young people from low-income households feel they have nobody to talk to about their worries (Power2). The situation is worsening. 25% of parents receiving Universal Credit said their children are more stressed because of the cost-of-living crisis.
Our highly experienced, facilitators are ‘someone out there’ for young people. Every day they support those referred to our programmes by schools and local authorities. Many have experienced trauma and don’t have an emotionally available adult in their lives. Our programmes support participants to identify their strengths and re-engage at school. We prevent serious mental illness from developing, improve participants’ relationships with themselves and others and help them manage their emotions.