Julian Campbell Foundation look forward to future events after successful Flash Mob with Tito Jackson of The Jackson 5
Tito Jackson was our surprise guest!
Set up to help children, teenagers and young adults who have undiagnosed forms of mental distress, the Julian Campbell Foundation is currently looking forward into 2018 to plan future events and projects. Following their success in 2017 with the ‘Youth Wellbeing Flash Mob Project,’ the foundation is looking for locations for future flash mobs and events to continue to raise awareness.
With an ongoing initiative to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and to promote wellbeing in young people from 10-25 years old, the foundation plan to arrange more flash mobs to continue their work.
On the 10th of October 2017 on International Mental Health Day, the Julian Campbell foundation organised a four minute flash mob dance. The flash mob took part at a high profile location – London’s Kings Cross station – and included a celebrity appearance. Tito Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson and member of The Jackson 5, took part in the flash mob. Tito, a wellbeing ambassador for Julian Campbell, sang his hit single ‘Get it Baby’. He was accompanied by Entity Allstars, a high-octane hip hop 20-piece dance crew. The Entity Allstars’ dancers are between 10 and 23 years old, and are World Dance Champions and finalists on Britain’s Got Talent 2015.
The flash mob was a great success, but of course it is important to continue raising awareness. The Julian Campbell Foundation are currently looking for venues to host more flash mobs throughout 2018, with train stations and other public spaces being top of the list to generate as much exposure as possible.
The foundation’s goal is to improve the lives of young people who might be suffering from mental distress and disorders. This includes stress, anxiety and depression. The foundation does this through early intervention and promotion of mental health issues and how to improve this through educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities. This is done by providing practical and emotional support to anyone who might be struggling with mental health and their families, through befriending and mentoring.
Today it is not uncommon for teenagers and young adults to suffer from anxiety, stress and even depression. This can cause them to struggle with their education and generally struggle with day to day life. One in five children between the ages of 13 and 18 is affected by a mental illness, and on average it can take up to 10 years between a young person developing symptoms and their first invention.
The Julian Campbell Foundation is working to prevent this and improve the lives of young people that might be struggling.