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Silkteens Press Release

Posted on 31/03/21

Silkworth Charity Group are delighted to announce that the doors of ‘Hope House‘ finally opened on the 8th March. Hope House is a residential facility for 13 to 18 year olds that are suffering substance misuse issues as well as other underlying mental health conditions.

The facility has young residents in treatment at the moment and has referrals and assessments underway with a number of other young people.

After many months of trying to get the facility opened, we are delighted that our facility is open with young people in residence and a referral list growing. The impact and change in the young people benefitting from this programme is amazing and has made this whole journey of development so worthwhile in the knowledge that so many other young islanders will have the opportunity to benefit.

This is an extremely challenging time for many young islanders and we want to provide a service that delivers something to young people that is greatly missing in the island. Our treatment programme will work towards preventing a spiral into more serious levels of mental health issues if caught early enough. This intervention will be life changing for many young islanders, helping them to find themselves and build the self-esteem and courage that may have been missing for many years.

As we enter our 4th week we have seen the impact that this service is having already and the huge gap that that it is filling within our community. 

This is currently not a state funded programme and is relying on the generosity of funders, corporate organizations and the general public and for that we are extremely grateful.  As this is a unique service to young islanders with mental health issues, we are hoping that it will attract the financial support from Government and corporate organizations that will ion turn be playing a part in making a difference for so many young people in the island.

For further information and an opportunity to come and visit the new young person’s facility by arrangement please contact:

Jason Wyse – CEO Silkworth Group.

Tel: 729060 


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