Youth clubs and Castle School raise funds and awareness for mental health

October 21 2021
Youth clubs and Castle School raise funds and awareness for mental health

THORNBURY youth service Krunch South West held an event supporting World Mental Health Day .

The Young Minds Hello Yellow campaign encouraged people to wear something yellow for the mental health charity in October.

Young Minds provides advice, information and support for children and young people who are struggling with how they feel, as well as their parents.

Krunch Hello Yellow day

Krunch project manager Penny Baker said: "We asked all the young people to come along to club wearing something yellow and we donated all the subs from that week to Young Minds.

"Young people’s mental health and emotional well-being is something we feel passionately about, as we are seeing more and more local young people struggling with anxiety and stress because of the pandemic.

"Our youth clubs offer a great place for young people to find support with their mental health and we run many activities to promote positive physical and emotional well-being.

"Our youth workers are always available for a chat and a listening ear." 

Hello Yellow at Castle School

Staff and students at Thornbury's Castle School also joined in with the Hello Yellow charity fundraiser for World Mental Health Day.

They wore something yellow in return for making donations to Young Minds on October 8.

Castle School Hello Yellow 

Krunch clubs at the Turnberries Community Centre are now back in full swing after the summer break.

There are two clubs a week during term time, supported by Thornbury Town Council: Wednesday for school years 6, 7 and 8, and Thursdays for school years 9, 10 and 11.

Both take place form 6.30-8pm and admission costs £1 per child. 

A range of activities are provided including pool, games consoles, crafts, cooking, music and sport, as well as trips out and activities during school holidays.

Young people are also welcome just to come along and socialise with their friends. 

Penny said: "We’re excited about opening up again for this new term and our fantastic team of experienced youth workers have planned some fun and engaging activities for this age group.

"All young people are welcome, and the clubs provide a safe space for young people to hang out in a supportive and accessible environment."

People can come along to the clubs without booking.

For more information and a registration form visit the website krunch.org.uk/krunch-sw/services/youth-clubs.  

Krunch leaders wear yellow