Improving mental health in our schools. Inspire and uplift with a free six week course for children.

1 in 6

young people experience
a mental health condition

70%

don’t receive the right interventions early enough

23%

of North West schools don’t
have a mental health contact

2,900

pupils participated across the North West and counting

What is the Hummingbird Project?

A short course that helps children to be more emotionally resilient and positive. Six workshops are delivered free of charge to schools throughout the North West. After the course, your school receives a rich bundle of practical mental health resources.

“The Hummingbird Project is so of the moment. It answers the call coming from young people.”

Andy Burnham
Mayor of Greater Manchester
as he launched The Hummingbird Project

Helping youngsters to learn about their mental health

  • Created by MedEquip4Kids to address young people’s mental health issues
  • In partnership with psychologists from the University of Bolton and the University of Chester
  • Free to schools in the North West of England
  • Delivered to 2,900 pupils across 17 schools and counting
  • Boosting the mental health traits and emotions of our students

Mental health has never been more important

Through our work with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, we’ve seen an escalating crisis firsthand and we recognise the need for preventative action. A study we commissioned in 2017 identified a local mental health epidemic. Some of the findings are deeply concerning.

Breaking cycles and improving chances

Applying the concepts of Positive Psychology, we help to identify early warning signs. The Hummingbird Project gives young people coping techniques, resilience skills and a greater reliance on their own personal strengths. Together we’re reducing stigma and providing hope.

Download the Hummingbird Project course outline

An informative pdf with a breakdown of topics, outcomes, impacts and reviews.

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Bring positive mental health practices into your school

Email Ghalib Hussain at
ghalib@medequip4kids.org.uk
or call 0161 798 1600