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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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[…]
As lockdown eases, we wanted to share the experience of online therapy in the eyes of some of our service users. According to the age of the service user, the devices used are mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops. The sessions may look different in relation to the device used. ‘A boy age 8 Read more about Online therapy during lockdown […]
People of all ages experience loneliness for different reasons It could be due to a life event or traumatic experience and not having a social or family network to turn to at their time in need. Feeling lonely can have a big impact on your general wellbeing, which in turn impacts your mental health. The Read more about Feeling lonely can impact your mental health[…]
One of our current mentees, 11-year-old Joseph, had previously received therapy after being referred to us by school. He felt that a big part of his mental health journey would be to help other young people. He was invited by ‘Global’s Make Some Noise‘ (GMSN) to tell his story to help raise money for Kids Read more about Young carer shares his story[…]
***JOIN US JOIN US JOIN US*** We’re really excited to invite you to our virtual family quiz: Presented by BBC Essex presenter and Kids Inspire Trustee, Dave Monk. Test your knowledge and join in the fun.Play as an individual (£3) or as a family (£10) the choice is yours. Wednesday 24 June7:15pm (for a 7:30pm start) To book, please click Read more about Virtual Family Quiz[…]
Today we are delighted to announce that Kids Inspire has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service thanks to the support we receive from all our amazing volunteers. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own Read more about Kids Inspire receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service[…]
Being active, working together and helping others improves mental health: Launching in Mental Health Awareness Week we’d like to set another fundraising challenge… a ‘Team Work’ challenge to run/ walk/ race/ cycle 540KM to raise £540 to pay for the running of Kids Inspire for a day. Stay active, work together (social distancing applies!) to Read more about ‘Team Work’ challenge: 540KM[…]
Media Release: Children’s mental health charity Kids Inspire is preparing for an increase in demand as the ‘new normal’ phased return to school is proposed across the country. Since the start of the pandemic, Kids Inspire has responded by increasing capacity hosting 400 plus online sessions per week as demand for its specialist therapeutic Read more about Recovery and mental survival as children prepare for a phased return to school[…]
On the #Twopointsix launch day, Sunday 26 April, our supporters came together to raise £10k! There’s still time for you to take part too… This is a welcome national campaign which goes a way towards plugging the deficit from cancelled fundraising events, but there is always room for more. The Two Point Six Challenge is Read more about Celebrating 2.6 challenge fundraising success[…]
All-time lockdown high Last week alone Kids Inspire supported 322 assessed service users and engaged with 88 new parents and carers seeking support from the charity. Sadly, it was the busiest week since lockdown began, yet for a charity that specialises in trauma and early mental health support Kids Inspire is a positive online space Read more about Online therapy sessions reach an all-time lockdown high[…]