The Maccas Project

Raising awareness of and supporting young people's mental health

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Raising awareness of mental health and breaking the stigma


Tom, or Maccas as he was widely known, was a typical young man. He came from a loving, supportive family and was popular amongst his friends. He was diagnosed with psychosis and struggled to come to terms with it, finding escape in music and creative arts. But every day was a battle.

Aged 19, Tom took his own life.

In light of this sudden heartbreak, Tom's family and friends began fundraising for North Staffs Mind in the hope that tragedies like this could be prevented in the future. And so, the MACCAS Project was born.

The projects' main objective is to raise awareness about young men's mental health and to offer support to all young people across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.