About Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties in Essex.

With each child we meet we look and listen to how their past affects their present, reviewing closely the whole system revolving around them – school, family, peers. Alongside, we look at negative childhood experiences to make our practice trauma informed, addressing the causes rather than the symptoms.

Our overall aim is to make a positive difference to young lives by shaping their futures. Through proactive listening and therapeutic practice, we promote self-resilience, greater self-awareness, and relationship building to empower more positive life choices.

Our Services

Our qualified, experienced therapists have been trained in a broad range of orientations (psychodynamic, CBT, integrative, attachment focused, expressive arts, systemic) and work creatively to encourage body/mind reconnection, focusing on the strengths of the child, and their family, in order to build and nurture resilience.

A bespoke service package may consist of:

* Individual therapy (e.g. clinically proven counselling, Arts Psychotherapy, complementary therapies and talking therapy). This service accounts for 60% of provision.

* Coaching (support to improve emotional health and mental well being)

* Mentoring (support and guidance on a one-to-one basis, provided by trained volunteers)

* Group work (e.g. Kids Who Lunch Club during the school holidays for children entitled to free school meals; Dramatherapy and Filmmaking)

Current Projects

Details on our current projects can be found here and below. 

Coaching & Mentoring – coping strategies or one to one support to listen, guide and encourage.

Kids who Lunch Club – local community outreach activities run during school holidays.

The GROW project – supporting primary age children with educational and therapeutic support.

What is it like to be me? – a group Dramatherapy and film making project.

Who’s in Charge?

Reclaiming Lives – combining therapy with other specialist intervention to create bespoke treatment plans.

Tracey Mead Project

Brentwood Schools Project


Family Team

Christmas Appeal

The Voice Forum


Current training courses

In addition to our projects we also provide the following training courses;

Emotional trauma training for Teachers and Leaders

Mind Moves– emotional and physical well-being training for school age children (currently being piloted).

Community Engagement

More about our organisation

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