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Closed 26/10/2019

raised of £10,000 target by 273 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,529 to provide therapeutic support to some of the most vulnerable children, young people and famillies who would otherwise go without..

    Funded on Saturday, 26th October 2019

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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....


    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

    Erin Miller, Class Teacher, Clifton Primary

    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



    • Toni Medcalf10 months ago
      Toni Medcalf

      Toni Medcalf

      10 months ago

      An enormous thank you to everyone who has supported us on our challenge. Your money has enabled us to put provision in place for a school who couldn't afford the service, they are in one of the most deprived parts of Ealing and with the most vulnerable children and families. Sadly there has also been a stabbing outside of one of our school and your funds enabled us to put critical incident support in place. I don't have enough words to be able to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who has donated.

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      10 months ago

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    • Raquel


      Oct 18, 2019

      Well done Maryam !


    • Christine Mitchell

      Christine Mitchell

      Oct 13, 2019

      Sorry this is so late Viv - huge congratulations on your great effort - I'm always impressed by anyone who does above and beyond x


    • Katherine Hallam

      Katherine Hallam

      Oct 7, 2019

      Well done Viv!


    • Fiona Mentzel

      Fiona Mentzel

      Oct 4, 2019

      So important for children to have this space!Congratulations :)


    • Matt D

      Matt D

      Oct 3, 2019

      Well done Viv! xx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 30, 2019

      Good luck Andy & Viv x


    • Anonymous


      Sep 23, 2019

      Good luck Andy


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