A partnership project in Swindon to promote mental wellbeing for children and young people has been launched.

The ‘Your Space for Head Space’ project was co-designed by young people and will see Swindon Borough Council and 15 organisations such as the Platform Group, Swindon Advocacy Movement, and Intelligent Health, come together to highlight the issues faced by young people and the support available to them.

Part of the year-long ‘Time to Change’ campaign in Swindon, the project will cover topics such as positive wellbeing, challenging stigma, and the link between physical and mental wellbeing.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, and the Council’s mental health champion, said: “We are keen to help children and young people in the town to understand and look after their mental health as well as highlight the great support available to anyone looking for support with their mental wellbeing.

“Like we would look after our physical health, it is just as important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing.”

Further information about what support is available to young people and adults is available on the Council’s website: www.swindon.gov.uk by searching ‘mental wellbeing’.