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Lee Cooper Foundation supporting and boosting mental health in young people

by Gemma Melling

Representatives from Knowsley Council, as well as partner agencies, attended a presentation by the Lee Cooper Foundation about their work in Knowsley and how they are supporting young people across the borough.

The Foundation was set up by teenagers who lost their friend, Lee Thornley, to suicide in February 2018. The group are passionate about making a change to the mental health sector and providing help for anyone who may need it.

The Foundation is also one of the Mayor of Knowsley’s nominated charities for 2019/2020.

Issues can be discussed in confidence and the Foundation help teens to love who they are, with lots of advice and support available to help teens boost their mental health.

Every Tuesday, there’s a #Let’sChat drop-in session tailored to a personal journey with a  focus each week on a different aspect of mental health and wellbeing. It takes place from 5pm until 7pm at Comics Youth, 76-78 Lord Street (fourth floor), Liverpool City Centre.

The Foundation would love to have a space in Knowsley to meet up, and also welcome guest speakers to come along and engage with young people. If you can help, please email theleecooperfoundation@gmail.com.

Colette Dutton, Executive Director for Children’s Services, said: “The presentation by the Lee Cooper Foundation was truly inspiring – the Foundation has so much passion for what they do and they are an invaluable service here in Knowsley. The group is created by teenagers for teenagers to tackle the important issue of mental health amongst young people. They are doing great work here in Knowsley – well done!”

Further information about the Lee Cooper Foundation is available at www.theleecooperfoundation.co.uk.