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Weʼre raising £1,000 to SPACE-A Project offering a safe place for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties

County Durham
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What is SPACE?

The SPACE project offers a safe, fun and friendly environment for children and young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties in County Durham. We offer a 7 day service staffed by a team of dedicated and passionate Mental Health Project Workers who encourage young people and families to embrace and be proud of who they are

SPACE Services include:

• One to one support , Group activities , Drop in, telephone and social media access to mental health information and support

The story so far

• Young people and families with experience of mental health issues designed the project

• We received 6 months funding in January 2018 to pilot the project and a range of ideas

• The doors opened on 29th January 2018 and we have had over 1000 contacts with children, young people, families and professionals during this time.

• We are based in Spennymoor but young people and families from all over County Durham attend

Young People and Families are telling us SPACE is making a difference:

• “My son has made friends within the group and is able to learn about mental health in a safe environment”

• “I have learned how to make friends a lot easier and to cope with my mental health”

• “My son feels a lot more confident when going to school as he can use his plan. I think he feels he can talk to staff here if he can’t talk to us at home”

• “I get to make friends although I have autism and that makes it harder”

• “SPACE has given support to me as a parent. I have received advice on services and ways to help me”

What Next

• We know the project is making a difference. Engagement in positive activities in a supportive, trusting environment is helping to improve children & young people’s mental health

• We currently only have funding until June 2018

• If we don’t secure further funding all the families who are currently accessing will lose the support they are receiving from SPACE

• In the long term we hope to secure grant funding to help keep the project going

• We have a short term crisis situation where we need to raise £90,000 to keep the project going another 6-9 months

• Funding covers rent, resources and mental health staff salaries

• The time would help us develop a model to the sustain the project in the community for many years to come

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  • Wendy Minhinnett2 months ago
    Wendy Minhinnett

    Wendy Minhinnett

    2 months ago

    Hi All, Really sorry to have to post this news. We have been unable to reach the funding target and SPACE will be closing on 28th June 2018. I will be contacting everyone who I know individually to find out what you would like to happen with the funds you donated. There are a few people I don't know or have posted anonymously-please can I ask that you get in touch via email wendy@success.coop or tel:07415380040

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  • Wendy Minhinnett3 months ago
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    Wendy Minhinnett

    3 months ago

    The mission to #SaveSpace has well and truly begun, £540 raised in a few days wow! Thank you so much to all of the SPACE supporters, it really means a lot. We have received so much positive feedback from young people and families, everyone wants this service to continue. If you haven’t already please join us on our mission to help #SaveSpace and continue to provide mental health support in County Durham

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  • Wendy Minhinnett3 months ago
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    Wendy Minhinnett

    3 months ago

    I'm overwhelmed with peoples kindness, thank you so much it really means a lot

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Page last updated on: 6/12/2018 3:31 PM

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30

  • Joan Pearson

    Joan Pearson

    May 31, 2018

    Such fantastic support for the whole family - a much needed resource - hope it can continue xx

    £50.00

  • Denise & Josh

    Denise & Josh

    May 25, 2018

    We would be lost without Space!! Thank you for all that you do.

  • Mary Potsig

    Mary Potsig

    May 23, 2018

    Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Vicki & Liam Egglestone

    Vicki & Liam Egglestone

    May 23, 2018

    Space is an amazing project and I honestly don’t know what I’d had done without you all.

    £100.00

  • Barbara Lynn

    Barbara Lynn

    May 22, 2018

    I support your work so much this is close to our hearts. My wonderful brother is doing this 3 peaks to raise much needed funds. I hope we manage to raise loads.

    £30.00

  • Jackie Wade

    Jackie Wade

    May 14, 2018

    Well done Wendy on everything you've achieved so far and best of luck with this worthwhile project

    £50.00

  • Lorraine Maudling

    Lorraine Maudling

    May 11, 2018

    You are doing a fabulous job team and I wish you all the best of luck in the world to continue with SPACE.

Wendy Minhinnett

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Wendy Minhinnett

Wendy Minhinnett

County Durham

My passion and drive both professionally and personally is to improve children and young people’s mental health . I truly believe in developing creative projects to engage and inspire young people and families to help them fulfil their life potential

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