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MAC-UK

MAC-UK was founded in 2008 to radically change the way in which mental health and wellbeing services are delivered to our most excluded young people. MAC-UK has developed an innovative, evidence-based model which benefits young people aged 16-25 who are involved in highly anti-social behaviour and/or gang related activity and for whom seeking help is an inconceivable task.

The model, ‘Integrate’, grew from the ground up working alongside those it sought to help. Projects are owned and customised at a local level, wrapping mental health and wellbeing around each young person’s interests and needs, delivering what they want, where they need it. MAC-UK is piloting four Integrate projects across London: (1) Music and Change (Camden); (2) Positive Punch (Camden partnership project); (3) ROOR (Southwark partnership project); and (4) Integrate Haringey (Haringey partnership project). The projects aim to (1) reduce reoffending (2) bridge into stability services; and (3) bridge into employment, education and training

The ‘Integrate’ model has received widespread acclaim and recently won the following awards:

• Winners of The National Positive Practice in Mental Health Award and Criminal Justice 2014

• Winners of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Brains on Film award 2014

• Winners of Ben & Jerry's UK Social Enterprise 2013 ~ Join Our Core

• Winners of GSK Impact Award 2013 for outstanding contribution to improving mental health of excluded young people    

http://www.mac-uk.org/