Lighthouse Ireland Ltd
Global mental health
January 15th 2019
November 2nd 2021
The Endeavour Project will build teams of Peer Mentors in schools to change young male attitudes towards mental health and to encourage more young men to ask for help if they're struggling.
The programme will work in areas with high levels of deprivation in north Belfast, where rates of male suicide are above average.
120 young men aged 15 and upwards, will learn to become Peer Mentors through a mix of active youth work and leadership training.
This training will help them to influence their schools, create safe spaces, address mental health challenges, and support 600 fellow students.
The outcomes will be increased resilience, personal development for young men, and a changed culture within schools.
Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
£30 could improve mental health and support networks for people experiencing or at risk of poor mental health.