Guscott Heating Services

Guscott Heating Services x The Life Matters

Fundraising for The Life Matters Children and Young Peoples Suicide prevention and Self Harming project for schools
raised of £4,000 target


Child Suicide Prevention

Having been awarded the Number 1 Boiler Installer in South East England, we are now actively helping a local Medway based Charity - The Life Matters.

The Life Matters is a brand new charity helping children and young adults who are struggling to cope with everyday life, self-harming or even taking their own lives.

Current mental health organisations and even the NHS are often over run given the alarmingly high amounts of people seeking help and that's where The Life Matters comes in.

Offering regular 1-2-1 sessions with children who are struggling could literally be the difference between life and death and this is exactly what your donations will be going to, aswell as the following:

- Children's 1-2-1 sessions

- Children's assessment of needs

- Family assessment of needs

- Sign posting / referrals to other agencies.

Research tells us that 7% of UK children have attempted suicide by the age of 17 - THIS IS UNNACCPTABLE.

How have we allowed this to happen in this day and age? 

The Life Matters carry out child assessments and develop a plan running over a 10/12 week course.

They're support branches out to not only children and families suffering, but they open their support to Schools, GP Practices, Social Services and Youth Clubs.

Please act now by giving what you can and share this page to everyone you know!!

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About the charity

Mental Health Support Research suggests that 7% of UK children have attempted suicide before the age of 17 with experts suggesting that the figure will rise (The Guardian) Nuffield hospital Trust report; Rates of hospital admission as a result of self-harm in children and young people (aged 10-24) are considerably higher for females than males. Between 2012/13 and 2019/20, the rate for females rose from 508 admissions per 100,000 population to 695 per 100,000 population – an increase of 37%. However, in males the rate has remained roughly constant, fluctuating around 200 admissions per 100,000 population over the same time period. This data does not take A&E attendances into account, so the true prevalence of self-harm could be much higher. If the meaning in life for these children is lost, The Life Matters is dedicated to helping them find it. We help them look forward to a brighter future, offering support, encouragement and advice when needed so that they are able to write tomorrows story, when they are unable to write todays. Every Life Matters

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