AN Inverclyde mental health charity is launching a new service for young people.

Man On Inverclyde will launch a Young Person’s Hub to help tackle mental health issues in teenagers.

The award-winning mental health charity was founded in 2020, initially as a support service for men but now supports everyone over the age of 15.

Man On’s dedicated team specialises in suicide prevention, offering services from in-person and virtual support to football therapy and a mental health podcast.

The group’s CEO, Chris Paul, says the service comes after spending time working alongside young people in local schools and realising a gap in services. He said: “The young people have been telling us from the start that they have been struggling with their mental health but struggle to find the right support in their community.

“We felt that we had to do something and have put this early access, wellbeing service in place.

“We want it to be a place where young people can come if they are struggling before they get to a crisis point, without a referral or an appointment and, most importantly, without stigma.”

The Young Persons Hub will run every Wednesday 3 pm – 7 pm at their premises in Greenock, more information can be found here.