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(UK) Charity seeks $130K (US dollars) for student mental health;

Sept 16, 2018, Eagle Radio, Guildford: Increased support for children's mental health in Surrey https://www.eagleradio.co.uk/news/local-news/2685309/increased-support-for-childrens-mental-health-in-surrey/ Thousands of children and young people suffering from mental health issues are set to benefit from a new fund offering greater support. The Community Foundation for Surrey has launched the Surrey Mental Health Fund which will award grants to charitable projects dedicated to children's mental health issues. The charity says it is in response to a growing need. Joe Crome, Director of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Surrey, said: "Each year we receive hundreds of grant applications from charities and groups across Surrey, but it was becoming noticeable that the number of mental health projects requiring support has been increasing. … Initially, grants will be made to early intervention projects helping children and young people aged 8-13 develop emotional resilience and self-esteem. Consideration will be given to innovative new ideas and pilot projects as well as existing work. "The Mental Health Foundation reported that 1 in 10 young people has poor mental health, which equates to 14,500 individuals in Surrey. Surrey County Council and Guildford and Waverley CCG, who helped advise on the criteria for the new fund, said: "Poor mental health is affecting more and more children and young people, and we believe this fund can make a real difference to this younger age group and complement public services in the county offering mental health support." The fund is aiming to reach at least £100,000 [$130,000 US dollars] in the first year. …