MAC-UK is a national registered charity and tackles some really serious stuff. Their aim to have mental health support accessible to all young people who offend by making it their mission to take mental health services out of the clinic and into the community to reach young people for who help seeking is an inconceivable task.
The statistics speak for themselves, 1 in 3 young people who offend have an unmet mental health need at the time of offence. Serious youth violence is a mental health issue as much as a justice one.
It takes mental health to street level by delivering interventions to young offenders on benches, buses and stairwells: anywhere where they feel comfortable.