TWO Bolton schoolboys who turned viral sensations on social media used their platform to advertise higher psychological well being.
Ollie Ball and Jacob Pasquill, each 16, overview food and drinks at St Joseph’s in Horwich.
They teamed up with Bolton psychological health charity, Whysup, run by Liam McBride and Mark Murray, as a part of psychological well being consciousness week.
Ollie and Jacob have practically two million followers on TikTok, with Mark saying it was nice to have them on board.
Mark Murray, mentioned: “They’re good lads and it’s nice to see them doing nicely. Liam and I solely have a sure attain however we knew if Ollie and Jacob did one thing it could attain a a lot youthful viewers with a vital message.
“That message being for those who’re ever struggling you can even attain out and ask for assist.
“All of us want cheering up after a troublesome 12 months and I encourage all the children to observe these lads.
“They’re the proper of influencers, with out even understanding it.”
Ollie and Jacob had been eager to champion psychological well being, particularly after seeing the damaging results social media can have on some individuals’s psychological well being.
They had been additionally eager to help fellow Boltonians Whysup, which has beforehand completed psychological well being talks at their college.
The pair mentioned: “All through the previous couple of months since we’ve began to be observed and gained numerous followers we’ve regarded to champion psychological well being, particularly the affect damaging feedback on social media can have on individuals.
“With it being psychological well being consciousness week we needed to do extra so we contacted Whysup as they got here to our faculty final 12 months and being fellow Boltonians we requested if we may assist. For us its actually essential that our era know what’s on the market to help them and comprehend it’s okay to ask ought to they want any assist or steerage.
“Hopefully by sharing this to all our followers this can assist get the message out to extra individuals.”
College leaders additionally backed the pair’s on-line effort.