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Weʼre raising £10,000 to provide therapeutic support to some of the most vulnerable children, young people and famillies who would otherwise go without..

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It is OK not to be OK! We all need a little extra help sometimes. Our project ensures everyone in our community has someone to talk to when they need it.

Over the last 8 years our service has grown from 1 school to 16 schools within Ealing including

Clifton Primary School, Costons Primary School, Dairy Meadow Primary School, Derwentwater Primary School, Drayton Green Primary School, East Acton Primary School, Elthorne High School, Hobbayne Primary School, John Perryn Primary School, Mayfield Primary School, Oaklands Primary School, Perivale Primary School, West Acton Primary School, West Twyford Primary School, Wood End Academy (Junior School), Wolffields Primary School,

providing outstanding emotional support for the whole school community with amazing outcomes. During this time we have had to put support in place for schools in which a child had died suddenly, there has been a suicide, parents have died, school staff have died and a young person was murdered. On a daily basis we support members of the community with mental health issues, self-harm, bereavement, trauma and loss, anxiety, stress and more....

Currently:

1 in 4 children go on to develop a mental health issue by the age of 14

Over 2 million children live with a parent who is suffering from a common mental health disorder

70% of children & young people experiencing a mental health problem don't get support early enough

Incidents of self harm in young girls increased by 68% last year

Sadly due to the huge cuts to school budgets they are having to make incredibly difficult decision about how to spend their money which leaves our service under threat and children, young people, parents and staff with no where to access support without waiting many many months

On 7th September a team of parents, therapists, young people and school staff including:

Laura Corrigan, Co-Headteacher, Clifton Primary School

Emma Coutts, Pastoral Manager, Clifton Primary School

Julie Langton, Hobbayne Primary School

Aimee Almeida, Hobbayne Primary School

Alison Knight, Viv Bowra and Katherine Stevens, Philippa Woodhouse parents at Oaklands Primary School

Maryam Rashid, Georgina Wilkinson, Jody Hawley, Morag Preston and Toni Medcalf from the Schools Counselling Partnership

Piotr Pytlinski, Student at Cardinal Wiseman School

Riecha Kapoor, Lorraine Hession, Claudia Moore parents from children in other schools who do not have acces to our service but who support the work we are doing

will come together to walk 100 km along the Thames Path to enable this service to continue. With your help in 2019/2020 we could enable

Over 1,500 children and young people to visit our lunchtime listening space to talk to a trained psychotherapist with 4,500 visits being made over the year.

At least 160 children/young people will receive 1:1 ongoing therapeutic support

Over 900 parents will use our 1:1 drop in service to help them better support their child or to get help for themselves. Many of these parents will have never considered seeking support before!

We will train 500 members of staff to help them better understand and respond to the children in their care

Around 450 staff will be able to access our service to get emotional support for themselves

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  • Toni Medcalf3 months ago
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    Toni Medcalf

    3 months ago

    Miss Corrigan and Ms Coutts on completing 22 km today in very hot weather.

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  • Toni Medcalf3 months ago
    Toni Medcalf

    Toni Medcalf

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thanks so much to those of your who have be so generous and donated to our cause. We are having to spend a lot of time training and your donations spur us on to keep going. A number of us walked 30 km yesterday and are feeling very sore today so to see donations come in over the weekend was just what we needed to cheer us up.

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Page last updated on: 8/24/2019 17.48

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75

  • Jocelyn Owen

    Jocelyn Owen

    Aug 24, 2019

    Go for it Philippa! Fantastic cause. Xx

    £20.00

  • Liam Quinn

    Liam Quinn

    Aug 24, 2019

    Best of luck lovely! 🤗❤️😘

    £40.00

  • Paula Cairey

    Paula Cairey

    Aug 23, 2019

    Good luck Gee, you'll smash it :-)

    £50.00

  • Francis Lyons

    Francis Lyons

    Aug 22, 2019

    Good luck Viv and friends. I hope it all goes well.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 21, 2019

    Good luck Jody - we're sure you'll smash it! Lyn & Steve

  • Marija and Paul

    Marija and Paul

    Aug 20, 2019

    Good luck Claudia, Viv, Alison and all the rest of the team.

    £30.00

  • Nimi Bruce

    Nimi Bruce

    Aug 20, 2019

    Good luck team!

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