The Maccas project was created in memory of a young man called Tom McCauley who sadly took his own life at the age of 19 in August 2012. Tom’s family wanted to set up the Maccas Project in memory of Tom in the hopes that other young people can get the support they need with early intervention and appropriate sign posting.

The Maccas Project offer a range of Mental Health workshops for Primary schools (year 3 upwards), High School and College students. 

The workshops highlight the importance of Mental Health and getting the right support as early as possible. We also provide a space for young people in the session to talk to our mental health practitioners who are delivering the workshop. 

The primary service is delivered through two early intervention workshops we call ‘Maccaszone’. The ‘Zone’s are split according to the age groups, 11-13 year olds and 14-18 years olds. Both support groups are interactive, where we offer young people access to mental health interventions, peer support and a safe confidential space to allow a 1 to 1 session with a practitioner should they need it.  

The Maccas Project celebrates it’s 10 years of helping young people from 5th December 2013 – 5th December 2023. Just in the last year we have supported over 2,484 young people, delivering over 88 workshops on Mental Health.  We have opened a new support group and extended our reach into new schools’. 

We’re not stopping now though. With the support of the McCauley Family, we’re continuing to grow this vital project throughout Staffordshire and beyond. Want to fundraise for the MACCAS Project? Please click HERE to set up your just giving page:

If you would like to know more about the project or any of our workshops please Email


We are currently looking to expand the service and are evaluating the support needs of 18-25 year olds.

Maccaszones are currently available:

11-13 year olds

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 7:30
The Zone, Church Road, Biddulph, S-o-T ST8 6NE

14-18 year olds

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30 – 7:30
Sacred Heart Community Centre, Eastwood Place, Hanley, S-o-T ST1 3DB