BANG Edutainment is proud to stand up for young people with tailored services all year round. Create Change is a therapy service, working creatively within a friendly, confidential, and accessible space to support young people and parents with their challenges and experiences. BANG’s qualified therapists use art, drama, music and dance to explore different ways of expression and communication. In just a year we’ve supported 70 young people in 22 schools and with your support we can continue supporting young people and their mental health needs.
The mental health of the UK’s children and young people was deteriorating before the pandemic, and since, probable mental health conditions increased from 10.8% in 2017 to 16% in July 2020 across all age, sex, and ethnic groups (MHYCYP). Now, more than ever we need to prioritise mental health services for young people and we require your support to do this.
With your donation we will be able to:
- Pay the salaries of our qualified therapists
- Continue outreach in schools to ensure young people are aware of our services
- Assess more young people who may require our support
- Widen our provision for parents who require therapy
- Network with more schools so more children have access to our services
We are proud to include some feedback from a school and parent that have benefitted from the Create Change service. We have kept this anonymous to protect the identities of those involved:
"The work carried out by the BANG Edutainment team alongside some of our most vulnerable young children here at *** has been outstanding. Their commitment and dedication is second to none and they have endeavoured to not only work alongside schools and parents to maintain great lines of communication but also in partnership with multi-agency professionals including, but not limited to CAMHS, the social care team and early help team.
As a school, we have found that the provision they offer recognises the importance of emotional well-being, mental health and works effectively to target these areas in improving outcomes for students.“
- Assistant Head Teacher & SENDCo
“I would like to thank you and BANG Therapy for the wonderful work you did with ***. Thanks to your work and commitments *** is more confident. He has gained self-confidence, greater awareness of his needs and his value. *** has changed beyond recognition when it comes to his return from school and going to school. He cries less and even if he had a bad day at school, he can tell me about it.”
- Mother of an 8-year-old boy
If you, like us, believe there shouldn’t be a financial barrier for young people who require access to mental health support, then donate today!