A Mapperley-based charity that helps tackle loneliness among young adults has gained national recognition after being handed a top award by a popular TV breakfast show.
The Wolfpack Project, which is led by Damian Reynolds, was named as winner of the 1 Million Minutes Mental Health Champion award during the virtual ceremony organised by ITV’s Good Morning Britain last week.
The show’s 1 Million Minute Awards were set up to celebrate the unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond to help others during 2020.
Damien received his award from celebrated TV presenter Davina McCall.
Mr Reynolds set up the charity back in 2019 to help combat loneliness in young people.
The charity provides 1-2-1 support for young people through their buddy scheme and encourage individuals to join of one their Wolfpack social groups to help form new friendships.
You can watch the awards here…
The judging panel for the awards said they had been impressed by what the charity had achieved since being set up 12 months ago. In that time they have helped over 750 youngsters in the Nottinghamshire area and also secured an office and community space, which gives hundreds of people access to drop-in support sessions.
My Reynolds told Gedling Eye he was ‘absolutely shocked’ to be named as winner.
He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be recognised as Good Morning Britain’s Mental Health Champion at their 1 Million Minutes Awards.
“The work we do at The Wolfpack Project to support young adults across Nottingham, who are lonely, isolated, or struggling with their mental health, is never more needed.
“This fantastic recognition helps us to feel valued and will raise our profile further, meaning we are able to reach more people who need our help!’
You can find more about the charity’s work at their website: https://thewolfpackproject.org.uk/