Support in Mind Scotland’s CUThru Tayside Service is delighted to receive a Young Start award from The National Lottery Community Fund. CUThru Tayside will help young people known to Tayside’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with their mental health and wellbeing.  

This project will use the Young Start funding to support young people with significant and enduring mental health needs as they transition from CAMHS to adult care services. The programme will provide support to young people to help them integrate into their local community. This process can be very challenging for young people during a period of their lives when there are already lots of changes in their circumstances and in the people that are supporting them. This support is vital to ensure no young person feels alone with their mental health during what can be an extremely challenging period in their lives. 

Support in Mind Scotland are also providing “Your Resilience” support funded by Mental Health UK to young people who are just starting their work with CAMHS, to help them build an understanding and awareness of their own mental health needs. Building awareness of mental health helps young people identify coping strategies which can improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  

Support In Mind Scotland’s CEO, Nick Ward, said: 

“Support in Mind Scotland is delighted to receive this Young Start award from The National Lottery Community Fund for the CUThru Tayside project. This award will build on funding we received from the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership to embed this service locally and expand it into Dundee and Angus. 

We at Support in Mind Scotland have been supporting people with poor mental health for 50 years and are determined that young people will get the support they want when they need it. CUThru will keep young people at the centre of their own plans, and support their ambitions during the transition from children to adult services.” 

The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said:  

“We’re thrilled to have been able to fund such innovative and inspiring groups through Young Start once again. The skills, confidence and knowledge the thousands of young people will gain through taking part in these projects will be invaluable in building brighter futures with more opportunities.”