We’d like to say a big thank you to our friends at DCS Banbury.
Last Sunday, a team of budding adventurous from the local business completed a gruelling 10km, multi-terrain Wolf Run to raise money for BYHP. On last look, the total had reached a fantastic £310 to be split between BYHP and Mind. Big congratulations to the 10 runners – if you’d like to donate and haven’t yet had the chance you can still do so here.
Challenges and donations such as these go a long way to furthering the work of BYHP in the local area and are a wonderful endorsement of the public’s support of our charity. DCS Banbury recently named BYHP as one of its “Charities of the year” – we’re looking forward to working together over the next year. If you’d like to know how your business can get involved in supporting BYHP and our continuing work, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’ve got an event that you’re running in support of BYHP, let us know and we’ll make sure to promote it amongst our community.
There’s no beating about the bush on this one, life can be tough sometimes. Whether you are 15 years old or 75, there will be challenges to overcome. And, whatever their nature, these aren’t always easy to resolve or deal with.
April is actually Stress Awareness Month (source). This has been marked for the last 20 years, designed to raise awareness of causes and cures of stress to help people deal more effectively with their own and others’ stress.
Over the last few years, there’s been an alarming trend in rocketing stress levels amongst children and young people in the UK (source). There can be many causes behind stress amongst young people, for example the rise of social media and cyberbullying; pressure at school; or money problems faced by parents and felt by their children. There’s no quick fix for stress, no easy way to overcome it. What’s most important is talking to someone, sharing your fears and concerns.
One of the key initiatives promoted during Stress Awareness Month is talking about your stress. The more we as individuals open up on our own struggles with stress, the easier it is for others to share their experiences. There still remains a stigma around admitting you’re having problems and need help, and it’s important that this stigma is removed.
It’s sometimes difficult to understand other people’s stress and anxiety (particularly if it’s something we’re not able to empathise with ourselves). However, what may not seem like a big deal to one person may be a constant concern for another, and our experts work hard every day to support our young people and give them the coping mechanisms they need. Here at BYHP, our experts have the training and experience needed to help those amongst our young people who are dealing with stress.
If you’d like to know more about the causes of stress and how best to deal with it for yourself or to support a friend or loved one currently struggling with it, visit www.stress.org.
Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with current events and projects, stories from our young people and the general goings on at BYHP.