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    Weʼve raised £345 to Help Jess fund treatment for children and adolescents who suffer from PTSD so that they are free to enjoy thier childhood.

    Bedford, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018

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    Jess is a therapist specialising in the world of trauma and the neurobiological impact of adverse experience on the developing brain. She has invested thousands of pounds into her own development and recently published a book which she co-wrote with Dr Renee Marks. Jess is now trained in the Assessment and Treatment of complex trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents. Upon qualifiying Jess went in search of a local trauma treatment centre for children, so she could go and ask them for a job. She searched and searched and couldn't find it. She was looking for a place that was offering treatment without medication to children who have PTSD and complex trauma and it wasn't there. "And the reason it wasn't there was because it is so hard to find funding for these children because you cannot treat trauma with a medication so there's no big money in it. Well I just thought that was wrong on so many levels, why is there this huge gap that leaves children suffering because it's harder to find money to treat them? There was this huge gap between offering a limited number of counselling sessions which wasn't enough for them and other services that medicate and diagnose (the child usually has to be displaying really extreme behaviours to even be accepted into the service.) So this really irritated me because I want to help children and adolescents because they deserve a childhood. I thought all it takes is one person with a big passion to just provide something and prove there's a need, prove that these children can be helped and successfully treated and then maybe other people will get on board and then we can make a huge difference to the lives of children. I'm so proud, excited, scared and generally overwhelmed to tell you that 'The Gap (Bedfordshire) Limited' has been born. I'll be based in Bedford town centre in my own self contained premises where I will be treating traumatised children for as long as I possibly can". Jess has no financial backing.

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    • Katherine Woolmore4 months ago
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      4 months ago
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    • Katherine Woolmore4 months ago
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      Katherine Woolmore

      4 months ago
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      £210 in less than 24 hours ! Thankyou SO Much !

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    Page last updated on: 4/27/2018 6:14 PM

    Supporters

    15

    • Martin and Maria

      Martin and Maria

      Apr 27, 2018

      £10.00

    • Robert Marchment

      Robert Marchment

      Apr 24, 2018

      This whole project is such a worthwhile cause and a really original and meaningful project...!

      £20.00

    • Anna Grech

      Anna Grech

      Apr 18, 2018

      From my lovely Aunt Anna. Thankyou ❤

      £50.00

    • Katherine Woolmore

      Katherine Woolmore

      Apr 17, 2018

      From Carolanne in Lieu of my eyebrow shape 🙊Thankyou !!

      £5.00

    • Al Attard

      Al Attard

      Apr 15, 2018

      It suits you Kath!

      £20.00

    • Cheryl Whitbread

      Cheryl Whitbread

      Apr 13, 2018

      Your amazing,You look amazing and You have done it for an amazing cause.#Proud to know you.

      £10.00

    • Lisa Head

      Lisa Head

      Apr 12, 2018

      Sounds like a great cause and this person is able to provide a mich needed service for these children.

      £10.00

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    Katherine Woolmore

    Katherine Woolmore

    Bedford, UK

    I have had first hand experience of the devastating impact PTSD can have on the life of a child and the desperation felt by loved ones who often feel powerless. When I heard about Jess' venture I felt an overwhelming urge to support her. Please help me help her.

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