Y.A.N.A. – You Are Not Alone
Y.A.N.A.’s aim was to help young people, aged 16 – 25 who are feeling isolated and lonely, make new connections in a fun and interactive way. It incorporated positive psychological practices, coping mechanisms, collaborative group activities in a bid to create long lasting social connections.
Y.A.N.A. offered young people three different forms of support; bespoke one to one interventions, peer support groups; psychoeducational in nature and fun interactive group sessions.
It was designed to support young people to tackle loneliness through:
· Learning about coping mechanisms
· Making new friends
· Immersing in fun social activities
· Personalised wellbeing plans
· Participating in workshops
We also offered a Train the Trainer programme for professionals and community leaders who then trained people in their own communities to increase resilience from loneliness.
· Live in Hounslow, Ealing, or Hammersmith and Fulham
· Be aged 16 – 25