Special bus tour to promote mental health among island’s young people

Wednesday, May 16 2018

Southern Vectis has teamed up with Isle of Wight Youth Trust to help raise awareness of mental health at schools in the area.

The local operator is providing a bus for the charity’s roadshow during Mental Health Awareness Week, from Monday 14 to Friday 18 May.

“As an integral part of the community, our aim is to support local initiatives, schools, clubs and charities wherever possible,” said Southern Vectis general manager, Richard Tyldsley. “The team at Isle of Wight Youth Trust is playing an incredibly important role in ensuring the welfare of children and young people here.

“We are delighted to be lending a hand during Mental Health Awareness Week, supporting the Youth Trust in its bid to make sure the needs of our younger residents are being met.

“I have no doubt this initiative will play a key part in helping break down stigma around mental health here on the island - and that has to be an excellent use of our resources.”

Isle of Wight Youth Trust is the area’s leading independent organisation committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Mairead Healy, executive director of Isle of Wight Youth Trust added: “On behalf of our young people, we would like to thanks Southern Vectis who have donated the use of a roadshow bus for the week. This has enabled us to reach thousands of young Islanders sharing the message ‘you matter’ this Mental Health Awareness Week.”

For more information about the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, please visit iowyouthtrust.co.uk


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