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Beyond labels, beyond lack of treatment, beyond long waiting lists, beyond limits
The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade (Princes Trust, 2019).
Founded by Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, the organisation exists to challenge and change the mental health status quo. We raise money to help other organisations who are underfunded or underutilised and are committed to giving out grants which will truly make a difference to the mental health of young people up and down the UK.
We share knowledge and best practice. We campaign to make a difference and bring about change before the point of crisis.
Now is the time to go Beyond.
“The Children’s Commissioner says that 75% of young people with mental health issues are not currently receiving any treatment.
Yet suicide remains the biggest killer of young people in this country. Something is going drastically wrong within our mental health system. I’ve seen constant cuts to mental health services that have created a crisis in care we urgently need to resolve.
I’m hoping Beyond can help to fund and support timely mental health treatment so that no more young people have to reach the point of crisis, and even more tragically, suicide.” Jonny Benjamin MBE - Founder of Beyond.
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The origin story of Beyond is truly uplifting, much like the rest of this fantastic organisation.
The founders Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn came to prominence following the award-winning Channel 4 documentary 'The Stranger on the Bridge'.
If you haven't seen it - you need to. It follows Jonny’s journey to find Neil, who years earlier had talked him down from a bridge when he was suicidal. After the pair were reunited they began sharing their inspiring story across the UK and the rest of the world.
We love the passion and drive behind Beyond. A passion to provide a better future for children affected by mental health.