Kids Inspire helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and gives them back their future.
We support young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage resulting from trauma or emerging mental health issues. For example they may have experienced sexual or domestic abuse, separation anxiety or significant loss.
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Essex Live, a local Essex media platform, reported on Friday 18 September: “Essex County Council forcing Chelmsford children’s charity Kids Inspire to move again” In response to recent media interest in Hargrave House, a Kids Inspire spokesperson said: “Kids Inspire has a two-year lease on Hargrave House to May 2021. They continue to work with Read more about Kids Inspire responds to media interest around Hargrave House[…]
Guest blog, Vicky, Kids Inspire Creative Therapist: Being out in nature is a great way to reconnect with yourself, your body and release anxiety and tension. We can probably all recognise the positive effect on our wellbeing of going for a short walk or simply sitting outside for some fresh air. Engaging with the natural Read more about Mindful photo walk[…]
One of our counsellors asked her 12-year-old son and his friend to test out some popular mindfulness apps. Here is why she asked them to and what they found out… “There are a few Mindfulness Apps specifically for kids that come recommended but as a counsellor before I recommend them to children and families I Read more about Mindfulness apps: A child’s perspective[…]
Online resource: This is a creative activity which can help a child to manage difficult feelings. It can be done individually or with people that a child feels safe with. What you will need: Some paper Some pens/pencils and/or paint The idea is to either do a joint picture or for a child to just Read more about Play activity for parents or carers to help a child manage difficult feelings[…]
Media Release: A webinar aimed at creating an emotional safety nest and ‘tools’ for the family is being offered for free to individuals, parents and carers by children’s mental health charity Kids Inspire. Delivered online by trauma specialist and child and adolescent psychotherapist Sue Bell, the session is about finding comfort and safety – both Read more about Family emotional safety webinar to offer parents and carers ‘tools’ for supporting anxious children[…]
Media Release: ‘Supporting your child with anxiety’ is an online workshop being delivered online by trauma specialists and child and adolescent psychotherapists Sue Bell and Dimitra Theodoropoulou. Opening children’s charity, Kids Inspire’s, Week of Wellbeing, the workshop is just one of many resources and guided mindful or wellbeing activities that will be shared online 10-16 Read more about Online child anxiety workshop to open forthcoming Week of Wellbeing 10-16 September[…]
NEW: Specialist Counselling Service for children and young people (Mid-Essex and Castle Point and Rochford) –
On 1 August Kids Inspire became part of a new partnership offering: ‘Specialist Counselling Service for children and young people’ commissioned by the NHS and local CCGs. Communications issued to GPs and other local organisations, from the local CCGs, said: “As part of our response to Covid-19, and the increase in demand for mental health Read more about NEW: Specialist Counselling Service for children and young people (Mid-Essex and Castle Point and Rochford) –[…]
Latest update 12 August 👇 Lunch club has started at Kids Inspire and its the usual format of a healthy lunch and fun activity, just this summer it will all be online. Head over to our social channels for photos of all the fun! Superheroes! 🐱🏍 The theme for the summer is ‘superheroes’ and during six Read more about 2020: The summer of ‘online Lunch Clubs’[…]
The 2-5k annual ‘Fun Walk’ has gone virtual for 2020 and we’d love it if you’ll walk for Kids Inspire… Click to register or find out more Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers of the Barleylands Fun Walk have announced that the 19th annual event will now be a virtual event which will run through September. Families can take on the challenge Read more about Walk a virtual family fun walk for Kids Inspire[…]
We already know that things cannot and will not go back to normal by themselves, so what does the ‘new normal’ that meets the learning and mental wellness needs of children and young people look like? Research shows that moving from a fear-induced state follows a trajectory of aggression and violence or shutdown and depression. Read more about The ‘New Normal’ meeting the learning and mental wellness needs of children and young people[…]