The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has announced a 3-year partnership with Cherry Godfrey, the Island-based financial services company.

As Bronze supporters, this 3-year partnership will see the company sponsor the Youth Trust’s Anxiety Information Sessions for parents and carers.

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been unquestionably damaged by the events of the past 2 years. The Youth Trust has seen unprecedented demand for its services over the past 12 months with anxiety being the most frequently cited reason for referral.

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Jo Dare, Youth Trust CEO comments:

“We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people on the Isle of Wight. With increasing numbers of parents reaching out to us for advice on how they can support their children with anxiety we felt it was important to offer parents the opportunity to learn about some simple, but effective, techniques to help ease anxiety.”

Demand for the Anxiety Information sessions has been extremely high. With the support of Cherry Godfrey, the Youth Trust is now able to provide 2 sessions a month.

Andrew Tapsell, Managing Director in Cherry Godfrey Isle of Wight, has said:

“Cherry Godfrey are very proud to be sponsoring the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

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“We believe that having accessible mental health support on the Island is so important to help young people and their families with life’s challenges. We’re glad that we can sponsor the anxiety information sessions as they are in high demand and clearly needed.

“Our staff at Cherry Godfrey are all local residents, many with young families, so we’re passionate about supporting the Isle of Wight Youth Trust as we know that the work they do is very impactful and they provide a great support network for the community.”

These 1-and-a-half hour sessions, run by Youth Trust Child Wellbeing Practitioners, offer parents and careers a safe space to get the information and support they need to help their young people.

The Youth Trust offer a variety of morning, afternoon and evening sessions, both in person at Youth Trust House in Newport and online via Zoom. Anyone who is interested in attending one of the sessions can find a list of upcoming dates on Eventbrite: or via the Youth Trust Website.

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