Celebrating 10 years of supporting young people

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of local specialist education charity, Inclusion Hampshire.

The charity, which is the umbrella organisation of Inclusion School and Inclusion College, supports young people with mental health and additional learning needs, putting well-being at the heart of education.

This milestone will be celebrated throughout 2023 with a range of activities and events for learners, students, staff and the wider community to promote mental health, well-being and the positive work of Inclusion.

Founder and Chief Executive Cheryl Edwards is incredibly proud of the organisation, ‘ We want this year to be a real celebration of all that we have achieved over the last decade, the expertise we have developed in working with young people and families and the dedicated team we have built to take us into the future. Mental health and well-being are at the core of everything we do at Inclusion Hampshire and our anniversary is an ideal time to highlight and share some of that knowledge with the wider community.’

Activities and events include the 10 Ways to Well-being programme,inviting people to make positive changes and actions to support their well-being, the release of ‘Top ten tips’ cards written by staff to support some of the mental health concerns faced by young people and parents/carers, as well as fundraising events like the Well-being Warriors Wing Walk to raise money for the charity.

Cheryl continued, ‘This is going to be a really exciting year for us and we’d so love for the wider community to support these events and get involved. Our true legacy is the positive impact we have had on the lives of so many young people who accessed our services. It has been such a privilege for myself and the team to work with these amazing young people, all of whom have faced challenges yet with the right supportive learning environment have flourished. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the next ten years will bring.’

If you’d like to learn more about the events and activities for this year see the 10th anniversary section on our website