Isle Listen to present on the impact of its vital work to mentally empower the Island’s young people
November 15, 2021 | by Isle Listen
Isle Listen, the leading local mental health charitable initiative, has announced it will present to members of the Isle of Man Government, business, school and community leaders on Thursday, 25th November at the Manx Museum, reporting the impact it’s vital mental health support and education is having in the Island’s schools, community and workplace.
During the global pandemic and lockdowns, many have experienced a mental health problem or saw a loved one struggle. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health in the face of the unprecedented and overwhelming challenges we all faced.
The Isle Listen event follows the release of its schools service evaluation report for the 2020/21 academic year, which showed there remains a continued and growing need for greater mental wellbeing education, prevention and early intervention from early years through to higher education.
Isle Listen is working towards removing the stigma that surrounds mental health. Positive outcomes for young people empower them and encourages further change, improves emotional resilience and unlocks their potential. The lasting impact is that young people, with greater capacity for learning and emotional resilience, have improved transitions into the workplace.
The short event will feature a key-note speech from Isle Listen’s Consultant Clinical Lead, Professor Robin Davidson, on Mental Health for the Next Generation of our Workforce.
Isle Listen is already becoming a catalyst for change in mental health on the Island; a change which has been enabled by the Z Zurich Foundation and Zurich International. Nigel Simpson and Ruth Adamson from the Zurich Insurance Group will talk about why businesses, like Zurich, collaborating with Isle Listen could positively impact their organisation and create a blueprint for change to tackle society’s challenges from the ground up.