Articles

Inside ‘Inside Out’

11 Dec 2016 by Emma Merchant

Two of the team discuss Inside Out. Megan (intern/researcher) ‘The statistics are quite surprising. You don’t really think that as many young people suffer from mental health issues as actually do. Suicide is the biggest cause of death in young men under the age of 25. It makes you want to do something about it.’ ‘It […]

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Inside Out – Feeling fine?

9 Dec 2016 by Emma Merchant

“How are you?” “I’m Fine.” Lost count of the times you said or heard this? When things are rocky inside it can be difficult to share what’s going on. We may hide everything and struggle on alone, but sharing really does help. It allows others to understand what we’re going through and enables us to see our situation from a fresh perspective. It’s time […]

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Just five minutes.

17 Jun 2016 by Emma Merchant

Just five minutes into day 1 of PAUSE, and we are witnessing special moments in the lives of young people. Our ‘Letting Go’ zone has connected with young people powerfully this year.  Letting Go: ‘Take a stone. Bring to mind something that is weighing you down. Hold it in your hand for a moment, and […]

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and breathe…

17 Jun 2016 by Emma Merchant

Over 10 volunteers and 30 man and woman hours this week have transformed this classroom. PAUSE is peace, time out, a much needed opportunity for reflection. ‘A lie-in for my mind during school time,’ as one yr 8 pupil so beautifully put it today.    Hardworking volunteers, all of you, you know who you are. […]

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