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Weʼre raising £5,000 to improve children's mental & emotional health

Great Offley, Hitchin, UK

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Children today are tomorrow's leaders and yet the education system in the UK faces some fundamental challenges.

1. 34% of teachers feel ill-equipped to deal with the mental health problems they face.

2. Over 50 000 children who were referred to mental health services in 2017 were rejected so did not receive help

3. The pressure on young people is intense and 24% of 14 year old girls (Millenium Cohort Study) reported that they had symptoms of depression. Other young people are turning to self-harm or developing eating disorders as a way to cope.

4. In 2017 eight out of 10 school leaders in primary schools said fear of academic failure has led to increase in mental health issues around exam time.

Our programme, Colourful Classrooms, has been designed to help young people build greater emotional resilience; it helps them to learn relationship skills by building their emotional intelligence, their interpersonal skills and increasing their sense of self-worth. . We give them tools so that they can process the emotions they feel and deal with negative thoughts in a constructive way. We also help them build a better relationship with themselves which is the start to learning the art of collaboration. It helps them explore their emotional world in creative ways using colour. We have piloted it already and have got really positive feedback. Check out our FB biz page for reviews.

Our education system needs a fundamental overhaul - recently state schools tried to stop teaching on Friday afternoons in a bid to save money! State schools have very tight budgets and limited flexibility in terms of the curriculum because of the requirements of the national curriculum. That’s where we need your support because then we can subsidise the cost of our programme to make it affordable and accessible to more schools.

I am asking you to sponsor me - I am doing a 50km walk on 15 July 2018. The race to the stones will be physically challenging but with your encouragement I know I can do it because your support will enable us to make a difference. Our programme costs £10,000 a year to run and we want to subsidise that by 50% and so have a target to raise £5,000. This will also support the research required to prove that methodology works so that in the future we can get businesses to fund these programmes.

As a thank you, if you donate £50 we will send you a copy of our book Colourful Boardrooms anywhere in the world providing you give us your address. If you donate £100 we will share with you your DNA blueprint based on your colour patterning providing you with a report too. Whatever sum of money you donate, if you opt in to our newsletter via our website you will receive updates on the impact your donation is having on making colourful classrooms more of a reality.

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  • Kate Griffiths23 days ago
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    Kate Griffiths

    23 days ago
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    Additional support means our next milestone is 80% of the total target - thank you so much.

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    1 month ago
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    Woo hoo!! 60% of the target achieved now heading for the next milestone - £3,500!!

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    Kate Griffiths

    1 month ago

    Here is my last supper before the big day tomorrow- roast peppers with mozzarella and pesto and other yumminess followed by chicken stroganoff with 3 types of mushrooms. All prepped by me in a kitchen I don’t know. We are £43 away from £3,000 so help us get there please. Dig deep xx

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2018 7:59 AM

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38

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 31, 2018

    £20.00

  • Angela

    Angela

    Jul 29, 2018

    Well done Kate keep looking out for your daughter the effects can be very long lasting

    £20.00

  • Melanie Duffett

    Melanie Duffett

    Jul 28, 2018

    Good luck with your fundraising

    £20.00

  • Rachel Green

    Rachel Green

    Jul 25, 2018

    Well done Kate! a great cause

    £50.00

  • Ruth McCarthy

    Ruth McCarthy

    Jul 20, 2018

    Wishing you lots of success with this wonderful project.Blessings Ruth.

    £20.00

  • Colin Smith

    Colin Smith

    Jul 18, 2018

    Congratulations Kate, a huge achievement, even more so with the conditions. Love, Colin x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    Well done Kate.

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Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths

Great Offley, Hitchin, UK

I am doing this because my eldest was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia & processing issues at 8. The local school failed her but we had the funds to send her where she could be supported. Our other child had low self esteem due to bullying; her confidence grew with the move.

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