Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience

We believe in the power of building resilience and overall wellbeing by proactively supporting mental health. It is too easy for children and young people to be forced to develop resilience through exposure to difficult or challenging circumstances. This defensive reaction can create further barriers as they develop into young people and young adults. We work with our young people on techniques that support positive mental health, proactive resilience and curiousity.

Providing purpose

We help children and young people to get involved with fun, accessible activities through sports, the arts and creative play. These activities not only provide opportunities for young people to connect with others but also develop their social skills, enabling them to feel included, and promoting positive mental health. While creating projects together, our young people learn to value each other’s contributions and feel a sense of pride in what they can do.

Mentoring and support

We ensure our youth understand the importance of mental health while dismantling stigmas around the topic. Whether this be through our Brotherhood Hubs or our Girls CAN collective, regardless of a young person’s ethnicity, community or upbringing there will always be a helping hand at Powered by CAN.

Mental health, wellbeing and resilience serve as a foundation across all our service areas. We carry this through to our delivery and each activity has an element of developing mental wellbeing and resiliency. Powered by CAN has a continuous focus on building our participants’ confidence through a sense of purpose. This might involve developing future leaders through our Next Generation Now projects, or supporting young artists to realise their creative voices; see Sophie’s story of how she built her confidence through her self-written, produced and recorded song for GIRLS CAN!

Providing safe spaces for everyone

Our projects and activities provide safe spaces for young people to explore their identities and be comfortable with who they are. We want every young person who engages with us to feel good about themselves and feel at home with Powered by CAN.