Meet Lemonade, another of the latest Investec Beyond Business winners. Founded by Angie Kalou, Lemonade delivers a fresh approach to maintaining mental health in young people.
Angie came up with the business idea while working with young people and experiencing first hand the challenges they were facing. The pandemic hasn’t helped – according to Young Minds, 67% of young people believe that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health.
To increase the chances of young people getting the right services, Lemonade have created a new way of reaching out to them. Through 1:1 coaching and workshops, Lemonade creates safe spaces for young people to start understanding themselves, explore different ways to express and manage their emotions, and build meaningful connections with each other.
The support from Investec Beyond Business is going to help Lemonade reach even more young people when they need it most. With the funding received, they will be able to help 110 young people through their mental wellbeing programmes, and over 600 adults via their wellbeing care packages.
“With Investec Beyond Business support, we can build on our momentum, access experts and thoughtfully develop our youth programmes to ensure we are giving young people high quality and compassionate support.”
Investec Beyond Business is looking for fresh new business ideas to make the new normal anything but ordinary. You could be already trading (since July 2020), or just at the idea stage – as long as your business has a clear social purpose we want to hear from you.
Applications are open now and close 17th May 5pm.
Brave new businesses wanted
New social enterprises in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets can get a head start with £20,000 business funding and support from Investec Beyond Business.