Scots trainer’s raises unimaginable £2k in fundraiser to help psychological well being

A SCOTS trainer has raised an unimaginable £1,600 in help of native youngsters receiving high quality psychological well being and social emotional studying help.

Kate McGarrity raised the cash after internet hosting a fundraiser at Targets in Shawlands, Glasgow final weekend.

Kate's fundraiser.
Kate McGarrity (left), from Riverbank Main, at her fundraising occasion together with Katrina McGovern, the Barnardo’s Programme Co-ordinator of the PATHS® Programme for Faculties (UK & NI Model).

The 33 year-old Riverbank Main trainer included many particular occasions on the fundraiser, together with a quiz and a raffle with luxurious prizes to help ‘The PATHS® Programme for Faculties (UK Model)’.

The Paths Programme helps youngsters from a younger age to boost consciousness of their emotions and helps them to develop self-regulation abilities.

Kate, from Glasgow, defined why she felt the necessity to elevate funds which complete £1,606: “At this time, in our native space, major school-aged youngsters are experiencing poor psychological well being episodes for a large number of causes and are sadly going unsupported.

“This may begin the spiral into unhealthy decisions and a restricted means to control feelings, which, in flip, can have lifelong penalties.

“In faculties, we’re seeing youngsters wrestle with emotional regulation which results in outbursts, episodes or excessive fear, and unhappiness and anger have gotten a regulars a part of faculty life.

“We’re additionally seeing a dramatic lower in youngster self-confidence and shallowness – youngsters saying they aren’t succesful and aren’t in a position.

“I imagine there has most undoubtedly been in enhance in a lot of these behaviours for the reason that pandemic.

“As a Glasgow major faculty trainer with a psychology background, the latest enhance in youngsters requiring psychological well being help is extraordinarily regarding.

“If the developments proceed and our kids proceed to endure with out the fitting sort of help, I actually fear for the following technology of adults.

“The PATHS® Programme is one thing I ship at school and is a proactive strategy to supporting youngsters with their social emotional studying and wellbeing.

“It’s proactive in that it goals to stop psychological well being challenges versus coping with them as soon as they happen.”

Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo’s Scotland, stated: “We can’t thank Kate sufficient for her fantastic fundraising efforts.

“We at present ship the PATHS® Programme in nurseries and faculties throughout Glasgow and the West.

“With Kate’s help, this service can now attain extra youngsters and assist to enhance their psychological well being and higher equip them into maturity.”

The PATHS® Programme is a psychological well being initiative run by main youngsters’s charity Barnardo’s that works to help youngsters in recognising, managing and regulating their feelings to construct stronger psychological well being and resilience.

In 2022/23, the programme has been delivered in 19 faculties and 15 pre-schools throughout Glasgow, East Ayrshire and Inverclyde, reaching 5,452 youngsters.

In Glasgow, 77 per cent of youngsters included in surveys confirmed steady or improved emotional competence. To donate, please go to: