EYH X THE BODY SHOP
End Youth Homelessness is proud to partner with The Body Shop. Our partnership will help us provide young people across the UK with the support they need in order to leave homelessness behind. Find out more below.
THE EYH HEALTH FUND
Young people across the UK are battling with their mental health. Among the general population, 10-20% of young people have mental health issues. But this figure jumps to over 50% when we look at young people accessing housing and support services. The impact of Covid-19 is compounding this situation, and we need to act now in order to support young people out of homelessness and prevent them from spiralling into crisis.
Our new Health Fund aims to address the growing demand for mental health support amongst homeless young people. The Fund will provide vulnerable young people with access to tailored support to help re-build their confidence and self-worth, and enable them to have successful and independent futures.
Support from The Body Shop will allow us to support young people like Kara to overcome health issues and achieve independence, read her story here.
Find out more about our Health Fund here.
To help us establish our Health Fund, The Body Shop will be donating 10p from every core 200ml Body Butter purchase between 12th April to 30th September 2021. With the help of their customers, The Body Shop hopes to reach a £220k target to cover the running costs of the Health Fund in its pilot year.
Money raised will fund the rollout of the fund to five of our Member Charities. We will aim to:
- Support for 230 young people
- Provide 2,760 hours of counselling (£42 provides a young person with an hour of dedicated mental health support in a safe and supportive environment)
- Offer access to a new Health Bursary
Our Managing Director, Nick, on the impact and importance of our partnership with The Body Shop:
“Our continued partnership with The Body Shop is helping to improve the life chances of hundreds of homeless young people dramatically.
“The new campaign to launch End Youth Homelessness’ new Health Fund could not come at a better time. As we reflect on the collateral damage the pandemic has caused we all know our collective mental health has suffered.
“Homeless young people have suffered immeasurably from isolation and anxiety. The Health Fund will help homeless young people address these and other issues quickly so they don’t over-shadow their whole lives.
“This support is essential. Existing services are already over-stretched but we know that if young people get the right support at the right time, regardless of their start in life, they have immense potential.
“Thank you all for sharing our faith in young people and we look forward to sharing the their successes with you over the years to come.”