Mental Health Support Programme

MAC-UK advocate for a new, place and asset based approach to providing mental health support. They go to wherever gang-affected young people are, basing the work in the heart of their communities providing flexible and responsive Streetherapy.

They factor in and address the local environmental conditions under which young people are struggling to thrive, because through taking a social model of mental health, they recognise that young people’s mental health is not just what’s in their heads, it’s about what is in their worlds, thus we work with them, and their strengths to address the wider risk factors around them. They build relationships that will open up access to much needed mental health support via a skilled and trusted workforce. Young people have much to offer that will enable better services, so they start from the principle that young people are part of the solution and then build it, together with them.

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Future Funding

Having supported a broad range of inspiring and transformational projects over the Foundation’s 30 year history, the Trustees decided to embark upon a strategic review to ensure our grants were having the greatest impact. In 2020 we completed an intensive eight month programme led by Ten Years’ Time and we’re thrilled to be focussing all our efforts now on building Youth Power and Leadership with some fantastic partners.

An image of a group of photos in a line representing various grants by the Ellis Campbell Foundation helping disadvantaged young people in Hampshire, London and Perthshire