Wednesday 7th December, 2016

Rich's voice of hope

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Today, in the city of Cambridge and the surrounding area, the potential in many young lives is being stifled.

Romsey Mill helps young people, children and families to learn new skills, we give them safe spaces in which to grow and offer hope for their future.

This December, as part of our Christmas Appeal, we are sharing the voices of some people who are keen speak out about Romsey Mill's impact on young lives as we seek to give hope and unwrap potential.

Read what Rich has to say:

Rich’s voice

The rate of hospital admissions for local young people due to self-harm is 17% higher than the national average.

Rich is a youth worker at Romsey Mill.

Rich says:

“Some of young people I work with are dealing with quite serious mental health issues. After getting to know them and building a relationship with them I have been able to work to try and help improve their situation."

"One young person who had moved home a lot recently was suffering with depression and self harming. In the short time I have been working with her, we have been to a number of medical appointments to get advice and an assessment. She has started volunteering with Romsey Mill and is attending college again."

"Her resilience, strength of character and her will to keep going are both inspirational and astonishing. She is not all of the way there yet, but I and the Romsey Mill team will be with her on this journey.”

“Anywhere you go, young people, with a range of different issues, need a consistent person or group of people who they feel ‘at home’ and comfortable with. I think Romsey Mill offers that in spades. It is a privilege to be a part of it.”


This December, Romsey Mill needs your support to raise vital funds as part of our Christmas Appeal, to help us in our work to provide hope, transformation and second chances for local young lives.

Will you help us give hope and unwrap potential?

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