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Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

Published on Monday, 01 July 2019

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We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by Tesco to go forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores throughout Northern Ireland during July and August to receive a grant of either £20,000, £30,000 or £50,000.

If we win the £50,000 grant, this money would enable AWARE to help build resilient children. We will train 400 young people and teachers across every post-primary school in Northern Ireland as Mental Health First Aiders. They will act as mental health champions in schools to give our children a lifelong foundation of good mental health. The teacher and pupil team will encourage a whole school approach to mental health. The teacher will provide continuity and input at a staff level. The young person will be a peer support that pupils can approach directly. Together they will champion a whole school approach to mental health.  

Mental Health First Aid gives participants the knowledge and skills to provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis. This first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves

You can cast your vote in any Tesco store in Northern Ireland using a blue token which will be given to you when you make a purchase in a Tesco store. There is no minimum spend to receive a blue token and there is no limit in how many times one person can vote. 

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