THE WOLFPACK PROJECT

Fighting Loneliness and promoting positive mental health for young people in Nottingham

We are Nottingham’s only youth organisation dedicated to reducing loneliness and promoting positive mental health among people aged 16-35. 

Through a combination of one to one support, social groups, events, and more, we aim to create support networks and build communities between isolated young people.

Run by Nottingham locals who have had personal experience with loneliness and isolation in their lives, we are passionate about providing safe and welcoming spaces to all young people, regardless of background or circumstance. 

Would you like to join our Wolfpack?

 

 

Why we are needed more than ever…

75% of young people who experience a mental health problem aren’t getting the help they need.


Research shows that chronic loneliness can have a significant impact on your overall health, including your mental health. 
Long term feelings of loneliness and social isolation can also reduce cognitive skills, such as the ability to concentrate, make decisions, problem-solve, and even change negative self-beliefs, which can ultimately lead to depression.

Chronic, or long-term, loneliness can afflict all types of people. Its easy to assume that someone whos naturally shy and introverted might be most at risk, but outgoing personalities can also suffer from chronic loneliness, even though they may appear to be the life of the party. 


And chronic loneliness for among young people is only getting worse.

Less than 1 in 3 young people with a mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment

(YoungMinds)

16-24 year olds are the age group most likely to feel lonely often or all the time

(Office of National Statistics)

1/4 students have mental health problems (77% of which have depression, and 74% have anxiety) (YouGov)

But there is opportunity to make things better…

 

58% of young people say they are “more motivated than ever” to work for a positive future

(Coop Foundation)

Almost two thirds of young people (65%) say they are more likely to reach out to friends who they think may need help

(Coop Foundation)

89% of young people have taken an action that has helped to combat their feelings of loneliness

(Coop Foundation)

support we provide

The Wolfpack Project offers supportive, meaningful connections for young people through one-to-one support with our Mental Health First Aid-Trained support team, as well as the chance of making new connections and meeting friends through our social groups. 

We run a variety of social groups and events for young people to get involved with, helping them to build bonds and create a social support network that they can rely on. Our groups range from coffee mornings to cinema trips, art workshops to walking groups, so that there is something that everyone will enjoy.

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Wolfpack Blog: Mental Health & Exercise

http://ow.ly/OEuk50HzKWq
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Thanks Paws! 😍🐾
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Trying these 3 small things can vastly improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Helping you to feel more positive and able to get the most from life.

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loneliness #depression #anxiety #supportgroup #support #wellbeing #selfcare
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What a fantastic start to #2022! 🥳 🇬🇧

Thank you to the #BritishDiversityAwards for our nomination. We're incredibly proud to be a charity that has #Equality, #Diversity and #Inclusion at the heart of everything we do!

We'll find out at an awards ceremony on March 10th in London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, hosted by the fantastic June Sarpong, whether we've been fortunate enough to win! 🤞
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Tonight we tried our hand at embroidery for a bit, as well as some drawing. It was very nice to do something creative while chatting and chilling out 🎨

If you’d love to come to our arts and crafts groups, just let us know by emailing hello@thewolfpackproject.org.uk

#artsandcrafts #art #charity #mentalhealth #wellness #nottingham #nottscharity #socialgroup
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Hey everyone, we have our Arts and Crafts social meets today in our office in the Sherwood Business Centre, 616a-618a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2GA 🎨

General meet: 5pm-7pm
LGBTQ+ only meet: 7pm-9pm

We will be trying our hand at some embroidery, having some tea, and having a chill chat. Perfect for getting to know some new people!

When you get here, just ring 07837085027 and we will show you to our office.
Trying these 3 small things can vastly improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Helping you to feel more positive and able to get the most from life.

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loneliness #depression #anxiety #supportgroup #support #wellbeing #selfcare https://t.co/s6lRlLRn6j
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In November @wren_network held their 8th annual charity quiz night at the @nottinghamarena and nominated us as their chosen charity. They raised a huge £670, which was then kindly matched by @TatterTweet A huge achievement, thank you to everyone involved! #Charity #Youth https://t.co/nfEyzMx87N TheWPPUK photo
Thanks to @BritDiversity for nominating @TheWPPUK as Community Project of the Year. Great recognition of our core values : #Equality, #Diversity & #Inclusion and the support we provide to #YoungPeople across #Nottingham.
Awards with @junesarpong at @DeVereGCR Mar10
#MentalHealth https://t.co/PzwRy2bF0P
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We’re back with the @PanthersIHC at @nottinghamarena for Panthers v @glasgow_clan ⁃Come say hi and enter our free competition to win a #43 signed Tousignant jersey! ✌️🇬🇧 https://t.co/VBrtYzUErm TheWPPUK photo