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RTE Toy Show Appeal Fund Mencap NI Youth Programme

The RTE Toy Show Appeal has awarded Mencap NI funding to improve the wellbeing of young people with a learning disability by providing them with opportunities to improve their physical and mental health.

The FIVE Project focusing on Friendship, Independence, Vitality and Engagement will provide six, 15-week programmes, combining individual mentoring with group activities.  The project will work with small groups of 6-9 young people, aged 13-18, with a learning disability and special educational needs (SEN) in the Greater Belfast area.

Mikhaila Woods, Mencap NI Youth Programme Development Manager said: “We are extremely grateful to the RTE Toy Show Appeal for the funding of the FIVE project in the Belfast area. This programme will provide a pathway to improve young people’s physical and mental health through mentoring and groups activities.”

The Five Project will use the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and help young people Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning and Give.

This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the RTE Toy Show Appeal.