Angling is a perfect activity to help calm your mind, reduce anxiety, fight off depression and promote relaxation.
With increasing numbers of young people presenting with signs of mental health and other wellbeing issues as youth workers who love fishing we have seen how fishing can act as a tool to support their mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.
We aim to offer programmes to schools, youth centres, local NHS trusts and the community which meet the following objectives:
• maintaining a healthy lifestyle through social interaction, achievement, and mental well-being.
• promoting community cohesion, and can help reduce youth crime, anti-social behaviour, bullying and discrimination.
• furthering young people’s enjoyment of leisure time.
• engaging young people in community activities
developing young peoples self-confidence and encourages positive behaviours as nd relationships
What we'll deliver:
- Weekly fishing sessions for children and young people
- Support for children and young people with mental health and wellbeing
- Fun activities
- Awards and recognition
Why it's a great idea:
Angling has significant mental health benefits, including; reduced stress, increased concentration, boosted mood and overall improvement of self-esteem and social engagement.
Through participation in the programmes young people will develop key personal skills such as:
• Working Together
• Improved Learning Techniques
• Coping skills
• Forward Planning
• Organisational Skills
• Important Life Skills and Good Citizenship
This in turn will lead to an increase in:
• Reduction in participation in crime and anti-social behaviour
• Re-engagement in education
• Raised aspirations
Steps to get it done:
- Young peoples mental health will Improve
- Young people will engage in positive activities