The Mental Wealth Academy is a vital new partnership offering a programme of non-clinical mental health services for 18-25-year-olds across Oxfordshire. Owing to the pressures of the COVID pandemic, it has been extended in the short-term to 16-and-17-year-olds too.
The service offers a 1:1 intervention programme based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapies, which are delivered by a team of Transitional Wellbeing Practitioners, like Dee.
I’m Dee, Transitional Wellbeing Practitioner at Response, one of the six organisations working in partnership to form the Mental Wealth Academy.
I’m very excited to be a part of the Mental Wealth Academy, offering direct 1:1 support to young people. I’m passionate about working with young people and adults, helping them to feel much better about their future and well-being.
Three fun facts about me:
- I am easy going and like to do yoga every morning.
- I like to have fun and enjoy listening to audio books.
- I have been a foster mother for many young people for many years now, and I enjoy it very much.
After leaving university, I worked with young people and adults in the substance misuse area of work. I also worked in housing young people; getting them into social housing and giving them a stable safe place of their own. I have worked in many different settings and enjoyed them very much.
In our area, there wasn’t much for young people in the age range of 18 to 25, so when I heard about the great work Response were doing, I was excited to get involved. Working with young people for so many years, I wanted to be a part of that.
The great thing about Mental Wealth Academy is that young people get to shape their own wellbeing journey by picking the topics they want to discuss.
We work together with young people to support them in finding better outcomes. Winning their trust and engagement is vital to this process. We can then provide them with the tools and skills to help them manage their own mental health in the future.
“If you or a family member need support with your mental health, advice to get back into education or training, emotional support or if you’re just feeling low in the current pandemic and want to explore wellbeing tips, we welcome you to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Dee EdmeadTransitional Wellbeing Practitioner
If you’re a young person aged 16-25 experiencing mild-moderate mental health concerns or a family member who would like to support them, you can refer yourself via the link below.