Supporting Local Charities: Isle Listen
As you might know, much of the Prosper2 team calls the beautiful Isle of Man home. We take huge pride in supporting our local community; recently, our very own Gerald Bradley, Commercial Director, and his colleagues at Castletown Golf Club raised £7,500 for mental health charity, Isle Listen.
Prosper2 were thrilled to be able to match their donation, helping to support Isle Listen’s mental health training and therapy services.
Isle Listen provide training in schools, businesses, and organisations to help educate people on the impact of poor mental health and how to recognise the symptoms in students, employees, co-workers, even family and friends. Established in 2019, Isle Listen’s ultimate aim is to ensure all young people have access to mental health education and specialist support when they need it.
“We recognised that so many care services, here and in the UK, are overwhelmed by the level of public need and the number of referrals for specialised mental health services. Young people, especially, are dealing with unique and new issues that previous generations did not experience: social media, health anxiety, global, political, and environmental concerns. Young people need the correct outlet to help navigate these problems.” Andrea Chambers, Chief Executive at Isle Listen.
Isle Listen currently work within all of the Island’s secondary schools and nearly two-third of primary schools, providing educational classroom sessions and presentations alongside Wellbeing Practitioners that give students confidential listening and talking services. For individuals who need higher level, specialised support, the charity offers a range of therapies, from CBT to EDMR, led by qualified and experience professionals.
“We would love to see mental health and wellbeing become a staple of the education curriculum but that’s a huge ask of teachers, many of whom are already overburdened in their roles. We work to give all children the same opportunity to access mental health support and to reduce the stress on teachers by upskilling them and giving them the chance to also benefit from our services.” Andrea Chambers.