Help from us to uS.
Dr Mary Jane Tacchi, chair of local mental health charity uS, was delighted to meet up with Jonathan Edwards CBE to explain about the important work they do. uS work with young people in the area to help them to overcome mental health issues through taking part in sport and leisure activities.
Sport Newcastle were so impressed by the work that uS have pioneered in the last 3 years that they awarded them a grant of £1000 from their Covid-19 Emergency Fund.
Dr Tacchi said, "The money will go towards funding sport, fitness and other physical activities for children and young people experiencing, or at risk of developing, mental health issues. This is especially important at this time when the pandemic has such a negative impact on young people's mental health."