Published on: February 27, 2023
Compass Bloom was invited to be part of a Winter Play Day Event in Chorley during this half term.
Our trainee education mental health practitioners, John Highdale and Rebecca Mallaby-Coran provided information at the event about how our service can help manage anxiety and support families and young people.
The day, which attracted 1,000 children and young people, was organised by Inspire Youth Zone in partnership with Chorley Council.
It included a chance to try out activities including rock climbing, singing karaoke, gym, music sessions and football.
John said that he thought this event was absolutely necessary as services were able to promote themselves and make people aware that what support networks are available to them especially for children and young people.
John said: “I was able to express how we help young people in the community and how we help them to get back into school, enjoy school, manage and mitigate common mental health problems that they might be experiencing.”
John added: “The biggest part of our role is signposting and that can’t be exaggerated enough.”
Many organisations came to offer their support and guidance around the cost-of-living crisis such as Home-Start Central Lancashire, Healthwatch Lancashire, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice Lancashire, Chorley Buddies Good food club and many more.