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£850raised of £1,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £850 to SPACE-A Project offering a safe place for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties

    County Durham
    Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018

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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



    • Wendy Minhinnett6 months ago
      Wendy Minhinnett

      Wendy Minhinnett

      6 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 or tel:07415380040

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    • Wendy Minhinnett7 months ago
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      Wendy Minhinnett

      7 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 Minhinnett7 months ago
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      Wendy Minhinnett

      7 months ago

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

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    7 months ago

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



    • Joan Pearson

      Joan Pearson

      May 31, 2018

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


    • 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!


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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


    • 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.

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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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