"YOU ARE NOT ALONE!" covid-19 relief project

RJ4All, through its youth-led FRED campaign, is deliveing a Covid-19 relief project to support vulnerable young people suffering  during the pandemic. Through high quality volunteering, we are delivering a range of online and remote social action. 

FRED HELPs DURING THE COVID-19 Pandemic

Our youth-led FRED campaign is fully aware of the impact that the Covid-19 and the lockdown is having on young people’s mental health. These issues include:

• Depression and anxiety about unknown futures

• Cancelled exams

• Being taken out of employment

• Stress and fear seeing close friends and family getting ill

• Loneliness due to isolation

• … and numerous other health problems, such as eating disorders.

Some of our service users have indicated very worrying levels of poor mental health that could lead to self-harm or long-term illness. While most require support in the form of advice, others are asking for Personal Protection Equipment or, simply, food that they are not able to purchase due to lack of income or support from their family. A small minority are homeless or are dealing with drug or other addiction issues.

We also know that the NHS and public services are currently overburdened. There are few resources to provide young people with specialist mental health support or immediate relief and food.

The economic effects of the social distancing policy have a disproportionate impact on young people. They are often represented in low income sectors, which are worse affected, such as hospitality. Well…you are not alone!

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ABOUT FRED 

FRED is a youth-led campaign, hosted by the Restorative Justice for All International Institute. We deliver social action projects and high quality youth volunteering opportunities. Our projects focus on promoting Fairness, Respect, Equality and Dignity (FRED).

We are delighted to recieve support from our wonderful sponsors, including the London Community Response Fund and Southwark Council’s Community Response, which we have pulled together along with in-kind resources to develop this project. We are running in the project in conjunction with our Mayflower 400 Youth Awards 2020. To get in touch email us at RJ4All Secretariat contact@rj4all.info

 

#YouAreNotAlone! #SwitchTheStory #SwitchToRemote 

WE ARE PROVIDING...

Free food and PPE

We are giving free food and PPE to children, vulnerable young people and their families.

Free helpline - 0333 332 5042

You can all our helpline from Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm and our trained volunteers will offer you help and advice. The service is totally confidential. You can read the safeguarding policies on the link below this section.

FRED youth-led Forum

A forum run by trained young people and created to offer young people a free space to share their feelings, concerns and ideas.

A secure chat room & Facebook

Where you can share your concerns, thoughts and fears with others, build safe relationships and stop feeling lonely. You can also join us on Facebook for regular updates on freebies and much more https://www.facebook.com/groups/fredandyou

Online competitions and awards

We are celebrating the contribution of migrants and refugees across the UK! This competition is for all ages and abilities. Submissions can be made into one of the following categories; Art, Writing, Community projects and Drama and Dance. This is a great idea to educate your children and keep them entertained over summer!​

Online bank of free resources and activites

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view these resources, which we update on a regular basis. They include free classes, games, competitions and much more!​

We have an online safeguarding policy to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our users.
Click here to read the whole statement

Meet our Covid-19 Helpline Team of volunteers!

KABIR

The lives of young people are ever-changing and the great upheaval and disruption that we are currently experiencing has only exacerbated mental health problems. Therefore, giving young people an opportunity to reach out for help is of paramount importance and volunteering with RJ4All enables me to help alleviate some of the problems they may face.

ELEESHA

Covid-19 has had a very significant impact on our lives and has changed the way in which we live. Being a part of this project is a great way to support the well-being of young people and assure them that they are not alone.  

Anoushka

The reason why I am happy to volunteer for RJ4All is that I cannot think of a better way to contribute to the global fight against Covid 19 than to offer my time and support to others who may be facing difficulties at this time.

Maggie

RJ4ALL is a charity that I feel gives opportunities to people by giving them the chance to have a voice, the ability to share their values and together make them work.

Lara

Covid-19 has had an immense impact on people’s mental health, leaving many people feeling anxious and lonely. I am happy to volunteer for RJ4All’s Covid-19 relief project to reach out to young people and support their wellbeing

THIRZA

In the current situation, many of us are likely to feel anxious or isolated at times. Although it might feel easier in those moments to not speak, it can be the most important time to connect. Even just to say what’s on your mind when you’re upset can be a relief. 


Marta

These are unprecedented times and it is common to feel overwhelmed and isolated. Fortunately, technology allows us to stay connected and create communities while at home.  I am proud to assist the project to support young people who may be struggling in these difficult times.

Dr GUNJAN SHARMA

As a junior doctor working in Psychiatry I realise the importance of understanding and empathetic care and how this can transform a young people and enable them to continue to achieve their full potential. I have been proudly supporting the helpline team with training. 

Desiree

There are a lot of unknowns about the immediate and long term future. These sudden life changes and uncertanties affect people’s mental wellbeing. It is important for us to come together and support those who may be struggling during this difficult time.

Josh

The pandemic has had an impact on all of our lives. This is especially true for vulnerable young people. It is important to ensure that we reach out to those in need and offer valuable support during these difficult times.

Dr Theo Gavrielides

As the director of RJ4All I am proud to oversee the work of the youth-led FRED campaign delivering this crucial project during such unprecedented times. 

Click below for free resources & Signposting

WE PARTICIPATE IN THE AVIVA CROWDFUNDING FUND. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO OUR PROJECT

RJ4All is registered with Southwark Council as a food business establishment (reference number “southwark-959326”)