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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Ruthie Henshall, our patron and supporter, last week opened our new home – Hargrave House in Great Baddow, In a ceremony that saw over 80 supporters, Essex Officials, Patron and Kids Inspire representatives enjoy a vintage afternoon tea, our headquarters was once again venue to a huge celebration! During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ruthie said: “Kids Read more about Westend legend ‘officially’ opens Hargrave House[…]
Leaving a gift to Kids Inspire will help us to continue to be there for young people and their families Remember a Charity week 10-15 September 2019 is a charity sector campaign dedicated to how we can ‘pass on something wonderful’ As a local children’s charity, we have rarely spoken about leaving a gift or ‘legacy’ before. Read more about Remember a Charity Week[…]
A group of 10 young people came together recently for the private premiere screening of their mental health story – a story the group had written, acted, filmed and edited as a 16-week dramatherapy project. Screened at Chelmsford’s Everyman cinema, an audience made up of the project group; their families; funders; and Kids Inspire representatives Read more about ‘What’s it like to be me?’[…]
High Chelmer in Chelmsford is set to welcome a local youth organisation to the shopping centre this weekend for an uplifting day of performances and talks to help raise awareness of the charity’s mission to empower vulnerable children in and around the city. Visitors to High Chelmer on Saturday 7 September will be treated to Read more about ‘Kids Can Do It’ at High Chelmer, Chelmsford[…]
Thousands of hours of creative fun and outdoor adventure has been enjoyed by over 150 children at Kids Inspire HQ in Great Baddow and at various locations across Essex as a part of ‘Kids that Lunch Club’. Lunch Club, run during most school holidays, is a part of outreach activity that children’s charity, Kids Inspire, Read more about A summer full of Lunch Club fun[…]
BBC Essex (click for intro) spoke to Sue Bell yesterday about new funding that has come into county for Children and Young People in mid and south Essex. Essex Children and young people will be among the first to benefit from the ambitions of the Government’s Green Paper for Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Read more about Trailblazer for additional mental health services to come to Essex[…]
Recently, we asked one of our 48 volunteer Mentors to tell us about her volunteer journey. Here is what Jane Bridgman-Smith had to say: My Kids Inspire Journey I remember sitting in my office on a cloudy day in early 2016, thinking that if all I had to offer this world was my organisational skills Read more about Volunteer Mentor – Jane[…]
Sue Bell, CEO Clinical Director and Founder of Kids Inspire, were invited to the BBC Essex studios last night, along with Jane Bridgman-Smith – Volunteer Mentor and Kids Inspire Ambassador. Click below to listen in… Continuing their tour of Essex, BBC Essex featured the village of Sandon on their evening show, which Kids Inspire neighbours Read more about BBC Essex: All about Kids Inspire, Mentoring, and how to VOTE…[…]
To hear Laura’s interview Kids Inspire was approached this week to speak to BBC Essex’s Dave Monk about our holiday Lunch Club, which is run during every school holiday and is a part of outreach activities that Kids Inspire offer to the local community. Run over two days each week, the club varies it’s offering Read more about Lunch Club on BBC Essex[…]
Well over 200 children and parents came for a sociable and fun-filled picnic on Kingswood Park in Basildon yesterday. Kids Inspire, along with Kerry – a Kids Inspire community volunteer – hosted its first summer picnic with the aim of attendees having the opportunity to: Meet new people Enjoy picnic refreshments Take part in games Read more about Summer picnic fun[…]