One in four people experience mental health illness and it is commonly known that most mental health problems begin in adolescence.
Local ladies Tracy, Emily and Leanne launched Pink Elephant this year because they understand just how difficult the teenage years are and how important, as well as challenging it is to be a parent or carer.
Children, young people and families experience many different problems and you may recognise or have experienced any from the few mentioned here:
* Anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties
* Eating disorders, sleep difficulties, trauma/abuse, anger issues
* Bereavement, bullying, divorce, exam stress, autism, self-harm
* Older children/siblings leaving home, moving to a new school, new college, sixth form or university
The next scheduled skiffle event is planned for the afternoon of the 19th of May with the 6,5 Special Band playing this fun upbeat style of music. The event is getting more popular every time, so please get your tickets early from The Lounge to avoid disapointment.
It's often the simple things that make it all worthwhile and this little article from this months Village Magazine summed up one of the reasons The Lounge exists and why so many people are passionate about keeping it alive and a part of the community.