Teenagers in the US formed a nonprofit called Project Heal to raise funds that help others with anorexia and other eating disorders. It's now one of the largest eating disorder nonprofits in the country and is working with key players in the academic and technology communities to come up with ways to change public perceptions of the disease and stimulate new ideas. It's planned that mentees on their programs become mentors in the future to help others. www.theprojectheal.org
We know that if children grow up in a healthy emotional environment they are less prone to experiencing mental health issues as teenagers, are more able to cope with challenging life situations and are more likely to have rich, productive and professional lives as adults.
Preparing children emotionally for the world is as important as teaching them to read and write.
Uplifting Australia is a not for profit with a mission to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and families across Australia. We work with Schools, Corporates and other community bodies with programs that give children between the ages of 6-12 a voice in the family. Our Family Reflection Circles are renowned for creating and embedding an inclusive culture within a family environment. We do this by connecting, empowering and inspiring children to talk and listen in a meaningful way as part of the family during the challenging and often lost years of their lives leading them to become more confident a
Residential and Care Centre Humanities, a Dutch nursing home, has established a programme providing free rent to university students in exchange for 30 hours a month of their time with their aged residents. The programme has meant students in their early twenties sharing lives with residents in their eighties and nineties. As part of their volunteer agreement, the students also spend time teaching residents new skills ? like how to email and use social media.