We work with 16-22 year olds to address two problems within mental health provision:

Young people are experiencing an average of 2-3 month waiting lists for statutory mental health services. 76% of young people’s mental health deteriorates while they are on waiting lists and 69% are not signposted to other forms of support.

One third of young people are turned away from services, even when in severe need of help, as they do not meet strict thresholds to receive clinical support.

We believe that health problems shouldn’t have to get worse before they get better. Lemonade is an emotional wellbeing programme for students at schools and universities, accessible within two weeks of them being put on a waiting list or being turned away from a clinical service.
In practice, our solution involves two forms of support:
1. We offer 1:1 coaching sessions to build relationships, understand emotional triggers, track personal development,and support preparation for clinical intervention if ...
We work with 16-22 year olds to address two problems within mental health provision:

Young people are experiencing an average of 2-3 month waiting lists for statutory mental health services. 76% of young people’s mental health deteriorates while they are on waiting lists and 69% are not signposted to other forms of support.

One third of young people are turned away from services, even when in severe need of help, as they do not meet strict thresholds to receive clinical support.

We believe that health problems shouldn’t have to get worse before they get better. Lemonade is an emotional wellbeing programme for students at schools and universities, accessible within two weeks of them being put on a waiting list or being turned away from a clinical service.
In practice, our solution involves two forms of support:
1. We offer 1:1 coaching sessions to build relationships, understand emotional triggers, track personal development,and support preparation for clinical intervention if necessary.
2. Alongside coaching sessions, we deliver age-appropriate group workshops using creative and reflective techniques. Young people will have a safe space to access and express their emotions, build confidence and resilience, and connect with others in similar positions. These will be delivered by the Lemonade team in educational settings, community spaces and the great outdoors, supported by our growing network of volunteers who can share knowledge and best practice.

A focus on learning and personal development will run through both elements of the project, be that learning how to help themselves or help their peers. Overall, young people will develop their emotional literacy and improve their resilience and wellbeing.

In order to ensure that students continue to receive effective support outside of Lemonade sessions, we will also offer tailored training to schools and universities, which will involve helping them identify and manage student wellbeing across the school. We will also support them in connecting with relevant mental health organisations and partnerships where applicable.

Ultimately, we are committed to not only inspiring self-care, but also self-growth, so that young people have the tools, courage and confidence to thrive. Our long term vision is to cut through the mental health crisis in the UK and ensure that every young person in UK has access to mental health support as soon as they need it.
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Investors

Serious Impact East London Incubator '19
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Serious Impact East London Incubator '19 Supporting entrepreneurs creating positive impact on people, planet & place

Employees

Angie Kalou
Admin
Angie Kalou I get a kick out of solving problems, and am driven to help young people engage with themselves, each other and their community.