March 21, 2023
Presentations to 242 Students at Lawrence High School

Over the past two days we presented to 242 students at Lawrence High School! It was great to get into some deep conversations about opening up to trusted adults at school and how to support a classmate that is struggling with their mental health.

March 17, 2023
First Presentations to North Andover High School

This week we presented to students at North Andover High School for the first time and trained Gloucester community members at YOUnity Drop In Center in QPR. We also held our 3rd session of support circles for 8th graders at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, focusing on different types of stress and managing reactions through a few interactive games.

March 16, 2023
Peer Mentor Training at Massasoit Community College

This week our team trained 6 new Peer Mentors at Massasoit Community College! We’re so excited for them to join our team and share their comeback stories at schools across Massachusetts. 

March 8, 2023
Presentations to 298 Students in Chelmsford and Burlington

This week we presented to 119 students at Chelmsford High School and 179 students at Burlington High School. Our Peers spoke about what finding mental health support looks like outside of high school to graduating seniors at Burlington and sparked great conversations around support for adults!

March 3, 2023
The NAN Project Featured on WBZ
Today, The NAN Project was featured on WBZ / CBS News Boston‘s weeklong series highlighting youth mental health, and the work organizations are doing to support young people. Big shoutout to Annabel for sharing her story and leading our student group at the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett.
Thank you to Elsie Nolan for the awesome job reporting on this important topic and Eliot for supporting us in the suicide prevention work we do!
February 27, 2023
QPR for Metco Staff in Lexington

This afternoon our team presented QPR to Metco staff in Lexington. The conversation about how to identify signs of potential suicide risk and how to support youth was so encouraging!

February 23, 2023
Job Skills Workshop with Youth Elemento Access Center

Today, two of our staff joined YouthElemento‘s Spanish Job Skills Workshop, where they shared some mental health resources in Spanish!

February 22, 2023
Coaching Day with Hannah Mell

At today’s coaching day, we were joined by Hannah Mell– a social worker and close friend of The NAN Project–who led us in some activities around understanding when we need help, how to communicate these needs, and how to apply these skills in the workplace. 


February 16, 2023
Presentations to 277 in Framingham and Wakefield

This week our peers presented to students at Joseph Keefe Technical High School in Framingham, it was great to answer questions about seeking support and using positive coping strategies. Our team also trained librarians at the Wakefield’s Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention training and shared comeback stories to students at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield to assist in their SOS: Signs of Suicide training. 

Boston 25 News on Kids and Mental Health

Check out this Boston 25 News segment showcasing students from La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Wake Up Youth Action Team in Wakefield, and GHS Mental Health Ambassadors in Gloucester talking about mental health in their communities. We were happy to help these young people share their experiences and we’d like to give a big thank you to Kerry Kavanaugh for making this possible!

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