Key Unlocking Futures (Key) is offering schools in Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre the opportunity to take part in its Wellbeing Challenge in a bid to help students to build resilience against mental health and improve wellbeing.

Key in partnership with Lancashire Mind is working with schools to improve wellbeing across the county now and for the future. The Wellbeing Challenge intends to help schools to improve resilience and promote positive change with the aim of reducing the number of young people who may go on to develop a mental health condition.

The partnership is being led by Lancashire Mind and includes Key, Positive Action in the Community and Young Lancashire with Think Forward, a Community Interest Company, who will deliver the programme to 50 schools across Lancashire over the next three years.

By the end of the three years, they hope to have created 50 pupil-designed initiatives to help make the county a happier, more supportive place for young people. Two high schools in Chorley and South Ribble have already signed up to this challenge and are looking forward to helping to create a positive impact on young people.

“Key is proud to be a part of the Wellbeing Challenge as we understand the importance of educating young people about looking after their mental health. “We feel it is important for everyone to be able to have access to all the right tools they need to build resilience and learn the skills needed to look after their mental wellbeing”. Stephen Holloway from Key Unlocking Futures in South Ribble and Chorley

Rachael Ray, from Lancashire Mind, said: “We are very excited about the launch of the Wellbeing Challenge and the positive impact it will have on so many young people across Lancashire”. 

If you would like to know more about the Wellbeing Challenge please get in touch with Stephen Holloway, Employment Coach for Key Unlocking Futures at stephenh@keyyouthcharity.org.uk or David Nuttall, Operations Manager for Key Unlocking Futures at dnuttall@keyyouthcharity.org.uk or telephone 01772 678984.