THE mum of Brianna Ghey, who was killed earlier this year, is calling for improved support for children in Warrington.

Brianna, who was a 16-year-old trans schoolgirl, was stabbed to death in Culcheth in February.

A trial date has been set for November, when two teenagers will appear in relation to the teenager's death.

Warrington Guardian: In June, Esther completed the Great North swim to raise funds for the Mindfulness in Schools ProjectIn June, Esther completed the Great North swim to raise funds for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (Image: Esther Ghey)

In the wake of Brianna's killing, her mother - Esther - has called for more support for children in Warrington.

Esther has joined forces with the Warrington Guardian to champion the Peace in Mind charity campaign.

The campaign is set to launch next week, and it will raise funds for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP); this will allow school staff in Warrington to receive mindfulness training.

Teachers will then be more aware of the support that children require in schools.

The campaign already has received the backing of Warrington Wolves, and the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation.

Speaking about the campaign, which is being spearheaded by the Warrington Guardian's community reporter, Tom Bedworth, and herself, Esther said: "When Tom suggested a joint campaign with myself and the Guardian, I jumped at the opportunity.

"I knew that I wanted to do something but I felt I didn't have the knowledge or the resources to start something on my own.

"To be working alongside the Warrington Guardian with the aim of making a positive change for people in my hometown is something very special to me.

"Tom is a very genuine person and has been working hard to pull things together. I think we make a great team."

Warrington Guardian: Brianna was just 16 when she was killedBrianna was just 16 when she was killed (Image: Esther Ghey)

Reflecting on the support she has received since the campaign was announced two weeks ago, Esther added: "I have been following the articles posted by the Warrington Guardian on social media.

"The positive responses that we receive encourage me to keep going.

"Warrington has an amazing community spirit and I think most people agree that we need to do more to improve mental health in young people.

"I have received messages from parents in Warrington and other parts of the UK asking if we can provide mindfulness training for teachers in their schools.

She concluded: "I hope that our campaign can reach all schools in Warrington and I would love to be able to push for this across the nation."

The Peace in Mind campaign will launch on Thursday, September 7, and is actively seeking support from individuals and businesses.

For more information about the campaign, email: