Feeling Good Week is a Hertfordshire-wide event that sees schools and the wider community promoting young people’s emotional wellbeing, raising awareness of mental health and where to access support with the community.
In 2018, it runs from Monday 19 February until Saturday 25 February, with all kinds of special projects planned to boost the wellbeing of children and young people in Hertfordshire.
Young people and youth organisations are invited to apply for up to £500 from the £30,000 fund, earmarked by the county’s two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and Hertfordshire County Council. A group of young people will review applications, submitted through Healthwatch Hertfordshire, and judge which should be funded.
In 2017, children and young people across Hertfordshire tried yoga and mindfulness, played football tournaments and learned circus skills to mark Feeling Good Week as schools, children’s centres, school councils and youth organisations won funding.
Youth Health Ambassador at Healthwatch Hertfordshire, Frankie Walsh, 20, from Welwyn Garden City, said: “We had so many creative ideas last time. Many bids were for projects that had a long-term impact not just a one-off event. Lots were aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and the fact that anyone can suffer from a mental health problem and it’s OK to ask for help.”
There's details of how to bid for funding here.