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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Fund counselling for young people in Gravesham struggling with their mental health - £7,000 will pay for 140 Counselling sessions

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Please Note: This page has been set up for additional donations to the main fund.

Mental Health therapy is oversubscribed by a huge margin and for many, too difficult to access through the NHS. The longer the wait, the worse the problem becomes. The merry-go-round of doctors referrals, signposting, layers of triage, assessments and lack of ownership means therapy is rarely delivered. Meanwhile the months and years go by and the problem festers, often lost in the system and in the worst case resulting in someone taking their own life, just like Elliott. Sadly statistics show almost one suicide a week in Kent.

The Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund has partnered with 10 local BACP counsellors (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) to fund and provide fast, direct access to mental health counselling for young people aged 13-18, living in Gravesham.

We fund up to 12 sessions per young person, at an average cost of £50 a session.

We raise money through a variety of events throughout the year. This fundraising page has been set up for individuals to make a donation if they cannot attend an event, or indeed, if you would just like to contribute to helping young people in our community.

We have been inspired by two famous Bishop Desmond Tutu quotes:

There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

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    • Saint Georges C of E School

      Saint Georges C of E School

      May 13, 2024

      Our donation from our Non-Uniform Day

      £485.33

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2024

    • Trottiscliffe Tennis Club

      Trottiscliffe Tennis Club

      Apr 3, 2024

      Trottiscliffe Tennis Club are pleased to donate £100 from our recent quiz night

      £100.00

    • Clare and Ryan- St George’s School

      Clare and Ryan- St George’s School

      Apr 3, 2024

      Thank you for all the work you do supporting our school. This is the money raised from our half marathon!

      £1,083.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 28, 2024

    • Chloe Ripley

      Chloe Ripley

      Mar 26, 2024

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      £10.00

    • Tina

      Tina

      Mar 15, 2024

      £5.00

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    Peter Scutts

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    Elliott Holmes was my stepson, he took his own life at just19 after a long battle, struggling with his mental health. In eight years he never received even one hour's counselling. Lost in a system that is driven more by data collection than actual outcomes.

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