Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind has received £5,000 to fund safe kits to help reduce self-harm amongst local young people.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The grant will enable Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind to provide self-harm safe kits free of charge to young people, and the professionals working with them. The kits will help the local young people, aged between 11-25 years old, who have been identified as at risk, to cope in more positive ways. The aim of the kits is to reduce the number of instances of self-harm and increase awareness of support organisations.

Jackie Saville, Chief Executive Officer at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind said: "This grant will allow us to adopt an innovative way of acknowledging self-harm as a coping strategy and to try to replace it with safer alternatives. We hope to positively affect the lives of many local youngsters."

Charmaine Spencer-Powell, Branch Director at Santander’s Market Place, Great Yarmouth branch said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local young people."

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Note to Editors
In 2014 the Santander Foundation donated £5 million to charities across the UK.

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Sarah Webster at Santander                                           Tel: 020 7756 5533
Jackie Saville at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind      Tel:01493 842129

About Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind

Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind is a forward thinking community based organization which encourages and supports mental well-being. Through education we will challenge stigma and discrimination in everything we do, encouraging equal opportunities, positive thinking and embracing cultural diversity. Our work will be founded on meaningful partnerships and active involvement of service users. We will create and encourage opportunities for individual and professional growth, understanding that all these are essential elements of excellence in service provision. For more information please visit:

About Santander

The Santander Foundation provides grants to UK registered charities that help disadvantaged people in communities where Santander has a presence. The Community Plus fund provides donations of up to £5,000 to small, local charities nominated by customers, staff and the charities themselves. Our Central Grants programme has grants of up to £10,000 available for education, training and financial capability projects. In 2014, £5 million was donated by the Santander Foundation to charities across the UK. For more information please visit:

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