Mental health charity for young people expands into two more towns


By Charles Hewlitt, 17, Jill Dando News

Incredible Somerset charity has bounced back from the Covid19 lockdown to expand into two new towns to help thousands more young people with their mental health.

In Charley’s Memory are expanding their work from Burnham and Highbridge, into Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater to help thousands more young people. 

In Charley’s Memory was given its official charity status in March 2015 and since then it’s gone on to aid countless numbers of people as numbers needing their services rocketed. They received a £25,000 boost from the National Lottery Fund last month to help.

ICM has worked with The King Alfred School Academy for many years since the tragic death of former student Charley after battling mental health issues.

Now they are expanding their services across Weston-Super-Mare and Bridgwater.

Operations manager Dawn Carey, pictured above with Jill Dando News reporters, told us: “We are helping more and more young people in their mental well-being. We are delighted to now be in Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater. As long as it is safe to do so our doors will remain open.”

If you yourself or anyone else you know are struggling with their mental health, or just feeling overwhelmed with emotions; then please visit www.incharleysmemory.co.uk

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