“In terms of Mental Heath, boys were more likely to have a problem than girls and prevalence increased with age. Boys were more likely to report conduct or hyperactivity problems” (DFE).
WWM realise that many of the boys and young men we came across had mental health issues but were not engaging with mental health services. We have developed a new project specifically targeting boys and young men with mental health issues and working with main stream services to support them in making their services more accessible to young men.
After securing three year non statutory funding, beginning last year we have developed a new project specifically targeting boys and young men with mental health issues in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham and working with main stream services to support them in making their services more accessible to young men.
In the next three years through close partnerships with mainstream services, we will aim to strengthen our relationship with agencies such as CAMHS to continue and scale up this work across the three mentioned Boroughs. We will look to build links with Health services with the aim of building our knowledge around Health commissioning in order to use our expertise with young men to support their services become more accessible.