Based in the Wirral, The Open Door Centre aim to tackle many of the barriers that stop young people from accessing mental health support.
Their modern, friendly and unique approach is a contrast to traditional clinical methods that, for many young people, feel detached. Through music and technology, training and volunteering, the Open Door help young people confront their stress, anxiety and depression, and develop effective methods to deal with these feelings.
The Open Door will receive £40,000 over two years from the Liverpool ONE Foundation’s long-term grants programme. The funding will be vital to reducing The Open Door’s reliance on small pots of funding, freeing up their time and resources. As a result, The Open Door will be able to focus on developing new sources of revenue that enable the delivery of a wide range of services that promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. The funding will contribute to a self-sustaining future for The Open Door and be a huge benefit to young people from across Merseyside and the Wirral who are seeking help.
Their services include, and to name only a few: ‘Beating the Blues’ Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CCBT), creative therapeutic support, Opening Doors Volunteering Initiative, Eating Disorder Support Group (partnership with Tomorrows Women), Visual Arts Workshops and Armed Forces Veterans Support (partnership with Liverpool Veterans HQ).
For more information about accessing these service, click here to visit The Open Door’s website, and here to visit their Facebook page. The Open Door are doing incredible work in Merseyside and taking a bold approach to confronting issues around mental health and wellbeing. We’re proud to work with them and to see them achieve more for our community.