During Mental Health Awareness week 2020, The World From My Window teamed up with Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity to support their #challengeaccepted initiative; a series of challenges for their young people to take part in at a time when all the usual engagement programmes had stopped.
Centrepoint works with over 15,000 young people a year, providing homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. At The World From My Window, we recognised that the impact of COVID-19 was massive, and in different ways it was affecting all of us all. But for young people experiencing homelessness, it had been really devastating.
The stories we received were inspiring and we’re pleased to have been able to offer a creative outlet for those young people. Read one of the stories here.
‘We are delighted to be working with The World From My Window as part of our Challenge Accepted programme, which we hope will help young people feel active and connected despite isolation. Second to housing needs, mental health remains the most significant priority for Centrepoint young people and the largest barrier to achieving employment and skills with almost 60% of Centrepoint young people having experienced an impact on their emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. By taking part in The World From My Window activity we want young people to share their voices with other young people across the globe, to create a shared experience which will help those who feel alone during these difficult times.”