An north-east charity has helped more than 150 youngsters struggling with their mental health since receiving a huge funding boost nearly two years ago.
Aberdeen Foyer was awarded £201,614 from the European Social Economy Growth Fund to provide support for children aged between 12 and 18 who have been excluded from school or are at risk of exclusion.
The mental health charity has also offered guidance to their parents and carers.
Yesterday, the organisation revealed that its educational psychologist has worked directly with 151 young people in the area since August 2018.
The aim of the sessions carried out has been to enable young people to build resilience, identify their strengths and gain skills required to “break the generational cycle of disadvantage”.
Martyna Lambon, Foyer educational psychologist, said: “We developed a programme that helps pupils transition from primary to secondary school with a focus on building resilience.
“We also developed training that focuses on learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and cognitive functioning.”