Bid to give young people’s mental health a boost


NEEDS HELP TO RAISE FUNDS… Service Manager, Caroline Ferguson and President of Enniskillen Rotary Club, Henry Robinson

ENNISKILLEN Rotary Club needs your help to raise money for Action Mental Health’s new service dedicated to the wellbeing of young people across Fermanagh.
Club members hosting a coffee in aid of AMH’s new ‘Boost’ service at New Horizons in Enniskillen on Saturday, October 7th at St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall. The kettle will be going on for visitors from 10am to 12.30pm and everyone is welcome to come along for a chat, coffee or tea and delicious bun or traybake.
All the proceeds will go towards providing a dedicated room for young people at the Drumcoo-based New Horizons centre, which this summer celebrated 25 years of service for local people in need of its caring and constructive support.
Boost is aimed at 16 to 25 year olds who are concerned about their mental and emotional wellbeing. It provides a programme of positive steps and personal development to help them get back on track.
The new room at the centre will give them the space and freedom to discuss and address mental health issues, which for many people, remain taboo. It provides opportunities for self-discovery, helping young people regain confidence, have fun and make new friends.
Boost combines training, personal development and activities, to help build resilience and promote positive coping techniques with other young people facing similar challenges.
President of the Rotary Club of Enniskillen, Henry Robinson said the local group was delighted to contribute.
“New Horizons Fermanagh provides such a vital resource for local people in need of support at a vulnerable time in their lives, and to have this specially-dedicated service which focuses on our young people makes for a very seamless, comprehensive service,” he said.
“Staff are integral to helping these people take back control of their lives and help them progress towards goals, whether personal or getting back to education, voluntary work and paid employment.”

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