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Richard Huish College celebrates launch of new mental health charity in Taunton

Richard Huish College has joined forces with Rotary Club Taunton to support the launch of charity, The Roar Trust.

The charity’s mission statement is to educate and support young people involved in physical activity to live mentally healthy lives.

Recently, the organisations came together at Huish so that Rotary Club Taunton could present representatives from The Roar Trust with a cheque to allow the charity to build some momentum.

Matt Nolan, Trustee of The Roar Trust and Director of Student Services at Huish, said: “We are very appreciative of the funding support and really energised by the conversations we are having with Rotary, exploring numerous ways in which we can collaborate to have a positive impact on the local community.”

The Roar Trust is going to work with young people who are involved in sport to equip them with the knowledge, understanding and resources to manage their mental health alongside their physical health.

As part of a structured programme, there will be a series of workshops for young people, focusing on mental health, how to recognise poor mental health and where and what support is available. The workshops will be interactive and aimed at preventing young people from going into crisis and requiring any emergency support.

A Roar Trust charity fundraiser, Live and ROAR, is being held at CICCIC on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

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