One of the areas thats part of the A Million Hands project is that of Mental Wellbeing, Scout Radios Adam find out more from Becky part of the Impact Group.
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The impact group felt it was on issue that Scouting had to look to try and tackle because
“its an issue thats effecting an increasing number of young people and adults around the uk”
They felt the topic would really resonate with the younger members of scouting as mental health can effect anyone, regardless of background
“just as scouting welcomes everyone, so mental health issues can effect absolutely anyone”
Scouts are ideally suited to help tackle attitudes and perception in our communities, within scouting and a wider audience, getting people to openly discuss mental health and dismissing the stigma of mental health is one of the reasons it was discussed, and one of the first steps is getting young people at a younger age to understand it.
There are lots of resources out there, and working with charity partner Mind the Scout Association has produced resources even fro beavers and up, looking at health minds as much as you would have a health body.
To find out more about tackling mental health, and to get access to the resources head to www.amillionhands.org.uk