I've worked for a few organisations overseas who were focused on the progression of emotional health and wellbeing in developing countries. I worked in schools, orphanages, youth centres, psychiatric facilities and saw the battles and struggles people go through every day.
I learnt so much about how other countries approach mental health and also how my colleagues & peers had experienced differences in these countries compared to the UK.
When I got home, I decided I wanted to get involved with young people and mental health and have a career in something I've always been passionate about. After leading several youth programmes, I couldn't quite believe the level of support needed by the young people under my duty of care. How long it took them to gain access to support, how many were treated and spoken to and how high the thresholds were made me realise how desperate the situation is for appropriate and timely support for these children and young people.
I believe how we approach and deal with mental health in the next 5 to 10 years will be revolutionary and I truly believe our organisation are offering a unique and bespoke opportunity for schools to prevent and intervene early with early presenting signs of mental health conditions and other problems. We are one of the small catalyst organisations who are thinking outside the box on how to approach the ever growing problem of mental health in the UK.
It is the duty of every school in the country to ensure their approach to mental health reduces the incredible pressure on CAMHS and the NHS and Invictus Wellbeing Services helps all schools, big and small on their journey to do so.
Our mission is simple: To give every child and young person access to the support they need.
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