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Isle Listen

Isle Listen

KPMG Isle of Man has announced Isle Listen as our chosen charity for 2019/20.

KPMG Isle of Man has announced Isle Listen as our chosen charity for 2019/20.

KPMG Isle of Man has announced Isle Listen as our chosen charity for 2019/20.

 

Isle Listen is an Isle of Man charitable project whose mission is to equip children and young people with the self-management skills needed to navigate the challenges of 21st century life.

 

It is the first charitable project of its kind to be created and delivered by a registered mental health service on the Isle of man.

 

Isle Listen believes there is a need for prevention and early intervention as:

  • One in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.
  • 50% of adults with mental health problems first experienced symptoms by the age of 14.
  • Among teenagers, rates of depression and anxiety have increased by 70% in the past 25 years.

 

Isle Listen intend to make a difference by:

  • Working with schools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all pupils in an age appropriate way.
  • Supporting parents and carers who feel overwhelmed and support them in helping their children through challenging times.
  • Offering mental health support to teachers and mental health awareness training to all school staff.

 

For more information about Isle Listen, please visit their website.

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This year our citizenship team are working hard to organise a series of fundraising initiatives as diverse as a children’s fun day (Kidtopia), dress down days, bake sales and the 2020 Promenade Relay.

 

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