27 September 2018

Bristol based Dribuild Group raises essential funds for social movement

Staff at leading Bristol construction and development company, Dribuild Group, raised £100 after holding a raffle at their offices in Bristol.

Matt Tyler, Dribuild’s Managing Director said “We’re so pleased to be able to support such an inspiring charity who are doing such essential work with young people in our region. As a local business it’s really important for us to invest in our local communities – we’re passionate about making a difference and it’s great to hear how far our money will go in helping support the great work OTR are doing.”

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. 70% of young people still don’t receive enough of support and 50% of adult mental health problems are established by the age of 14. So, although the awareness of mental health is increasing, finding the support people need can be difficult, and funding that support even harder.

OTR have been based in the region for over 50 years and take a holistic approach to mental health. Their social movement is inspired by young people and they rely on funding to operate their hubs, workshops and reassurance labs which are held throughout many schools within Bristol.

Last year OTR supported over 16,000 young people and with figures growing year on year, the support they provide is essential.

Sylwia Korsak, Community Champion OTR said “We’d like to thank Dribuild for their money raising efforts – £100 will pay for 10 one to one counselling sessions or group work for six weeks. This funding makes a huge difference to people’s lives and it’s only through the support of businesses like this, that we can continue providing these essential services to our young people.”

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