We’re a non-profit organisation, working with local communities, to break the stigma attached to mental health and promote emotional health and wellbeing by providing signposting for young people aged 16 - 18.


The views of people experiencing mental health issues and supporting them is at the heart of Lauren’s Place.


We aim to:

  • Increase awareness of mental health throughout the community.

  • Break the stigma surrounding talking about mental health, particularly amongst young people aged 16 - 18.

  • Provide support in the form of signposting activity for young people, parents, teachers and other professionals.

  • Provide positive emotional health and wellbeing promotion throughout the community.


We will achieve our goals by living our values everyday.

  • Sensitivity: we observe, listen, understand and assist.

  • Integrity: we remain true to our mission and honour our commitments.

  • Empowerment: we encourage others to make and transform their choices.

  • Excellence: we are never satisfied with good enough.

  • Community: we work in the community for the community.

  • Good stewardship: we ensure careful and responsible management of time and resources.

Lauren’s Place was born in June 2014 after the tragic and public death of Lauren Johnson, aged 17, from Oswaldtwistle, who took her own life by falling from the highest point of Accrington Arndale Centre. Lauren was known to have had mental health issues and was failed by the gap in mental health provision for 16-18 year olds. Currently, funding for Child and Adolescent


Mental Health Service equates to just 0.7% of the total NHS budget, just 7% of mental health expenditure and with CAMHS turning away approximately 25% of children and young people referred to them, it’s time something was done (Young Minds, 2017).


Find out more about our work, and what we do to help young people with their mental health.

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Learn more about what we've been up to recently, as well as news about our future plans.

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