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Kids Inspire Blog

All the latest news and views from Kids Inspire HQ

Virtual Family Quiz

***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[…]

Kids Inspire receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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[…]

‘Team Work’ challenge: 540KM

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[…]

Recovery and mental survival as children prepare for a phased return to school

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[…]

Celebrating 2.6 challenge fundraising success

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[…]

Online therapy sessions reach an all-time lockdown high

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[…]

🦸‍♀️⁠ 2.6 Challenge #TeamKidsInspire

Join #TeamKidsInspire for the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April and help save UK Charities like us!⁠ 🦸‍♀️⁠ The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events but now is the time to come together. No need to be a marathon runner to take part, just get thinking of an activity-based around the number Read more about 🦸‍♀️⁠ 2.6 Challenge #TeamKidsInspire[…]