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Free counselling for young people and families

by Bethanie Cundy in Kingswood, England, United Kingdom

Free counselling for  young people and families
We did it
On 21st September 2021 we successfully raised £3,277 ( + est. £81.25 Gift Aid ) with 107 supporters in 42 days

Ignite aims to expand our counselling for young people service to include family support counsellors who specialise in domestic violence.

by Bethanie Cundy in Kingswood, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our target we will use this funding to continue to provide more counselling to more vulnerable young people and their families. We will be able to provide meaningful and purposeful activities to families as there is a proven body of evidence that shows that giving families the opportunity to access positive experiences in a supportive environment can help them forge more resilient and communicative relationships. 


Ignite Life are working hard to ensure equal access to mental health support!

We run a counselling service for young people who, too often, slip through the net. Currently, we support 12-15 young people every six weeks. This is growing as demand is continuously increasing and we want to provide mental health support to as many young people and their families as possible.

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Help us to continue to deliver bespoke counselling for those who are most vulnerable in our community. Mental health support is essential to reduce loneliness and isolation while creating long term social change. With your support we will be able to expand our service to ensure more young people and  families are provided with vital mental health care.

One in ten young people experience mental health problems, however, 70% of young people don't receive mental health support.

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At Ignite Life, we believe that everyone should receive equal access to mental health support and so we launched a counselling service in January 2021! We are ideally placed within our community to reach some of the most vulnerable young people; due to our close connections with other organisations and with local schools, we are able to reach those who, too often, go unheard. We are in the process of expanding this service to include additional counsellors and family support counsellors who will specialise in domestic violence support to ensure we provide the most effective and holistic care. 

Due to the pandemic, domestic violence support services have experienced higher rates of calls and demand is growing. We need to acknowledge the importance of supporting the whole family to help communities thrive. Funding, if we are lucky to receive it, will help us continue to grow this project and provide mental health support to those most vulnerable in our communities.

Ignite Life aim to help young people, and their families, overcome adversity. 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Highfive!

Thank you for your donation. This will help us more than you'd think! With this donation we will publicly thank you on our social media pages!

£15 or more

£15 or more Reward

£15 - Thank you, with £15 we will be making big steps to ensure more young people and their families are supporting when it really matters!! With this donation, we will make a public thank you in our blog published on our website.

£50 or more

£50 or more!

Thank you! £50 will provide a young person with their first counselling session, the first step to making real long term change! With this donation we will send you a personalised thank you!

£100 or more

£100 or more

£100!! - WOW, thank you. This is huge for us and we will update you on the impact we have made with your support!

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