On Your Mind Glos (OYMG), Gloucestershire’s mental health support finder for young people, is proud to be joining forces with King’s Jam, as one of the festival’s official community partners.

King’s Jam Festival is the South West’s largest celebration of black music and diverse genres and is the only public black music event in Gloucestershire, targeted at a young, diverse audience. It plays a vital role in inspiring change in Gloucester, providing a platform for local talent to perform alongside national and international artists.

This year the festival will take place on Sunday 21 August at Gloucester Park from 12pm to 10pm.

On Your Mind Glos was launched earlier this year by the NHS in Gloucestershire to help young people up to 25 years of age to easily access mental health support, help and resources.

Charlie Presley, On Your Mind Glos (OYMG) Participation Lead, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re proud to be a part of the King’s Jam Festival this year. It’s been great to work with so many inspirational and creative young people from across the county. We’ll be there with the Music Works Youth Forum in the OYMG activity tent to promote our mental health support finder and the wide range of support that is available for young people who need it. Join us on the day and show your support for talented local artists.”

King’s Jam is produced and run by The Music Works charity. The Music Works ambition is to transform young people’s lives through music. They specialise in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, learning and in life.

Creative Director of the Music Works, Malaki Patterson, said: “It’s great to have OYMG as a community partner for the festival, we have a large attendance of young people from the community who may face mental health challenges, especially over the last few years which young people have faced high levels of uncertainty. To be able to provide on-site sign-positing and spread awareness about mental health services that are available for young people are very important to the festival.”

Clinical Lead for Mental Health at NHS Gloucestershire, Dr Mala Ubhi, said: “On Your Mind Glos is already helping children and young people in Gloucestershire to better understand their options when it comes to mental health. The support finder means that it’s easier than ever to self-refer to services, and to find the right help when you need it. We’re delighted to have a presence at this year’s King’s Jam Festival to raise awareness of this valuable tool and we look forward to meeting some of you there!”

On Your Mind Glos can be accessed via www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk or by texting 07984 404388.

For more information about King’s Jam, head to www.kingsjamfestival.com