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Kids Inspire Blog

All the latest news and views from Kids Inspire HQ

Brentwood Rotary virtual quiz in aid of Kids Inspire

✨✨ Click to book – Kids inspire Quiz ✨✨ Friday 27th November 2020 Virtual door opens 7pm- Login and meet your team Quiz starts at 8pm The Brentwood Rotary are using their popular monthly Virtual Quiz to support Kids Inspire in November! The quiz will be on Zoom with access by video link and Phone Dial-in. Read more about Brentwood Rotary virtual quiz in aid of Kids Inspire[…]

Christmas Appeal 2020 ‘the one that adapted to Coronavirus restrictions’

Christmas gifts, food hampers or a welcome donation are headlining the Kids Inspire Christmas Appeal once again this year following a few measured restrictions.  Media release: As with everything this year, the Christmas Appeal has adapted to current restrictions and, in the best interest of everyone involved, is encouraging gifts via a dedicated Amazon Wishlist Read more about Christmas Appeal 2020 ‘the one that adapted to Coronavirus restrictions’[…]

Essex Tier 2 (High Risk) – Kids Inspire’s response

Following the Government’s announcement that the County of Essex will be placed on Tier 2 (High Risk) restrictions from this Saturday (17 October), there will be implications to the delivery of services once again at Kids Inspire.   Mental health services can and will continue, offering service users a hybrid approach of online and face-to-face Read more about Essex Tier 2 (High Risk) – Kids Inspire’s response[…]

Sing my own song

Come and learn how to write and perform your own song! A pilot-therapeutic project is calling for young people* (13-19) based in Brentwood who might be: Feeling worried Feeling lonely Experiencing difficulty expressing themselves Location: Online Starting early November Join a 15-week project to help with gaining confidence, experience and a sense of achievement. Participants Read more about Sing my own song[…]

Kids Inspire awarded funding from Youth Endowment Fund

Media release: Click to download a PDF about ‘Healing Connections’ Essex-based children’s mental health charity, Kids Inspire, has been awarded a grant of £47,400 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at risk of being drawn into violence or crime, heightened by the impact of COVID-19. With the funding Kids Inspire will support Read more about Kids Inspire awarded funding from Youth Endowment Fund[…]

What we’re doing to keep visitors and colleagues safe in Hargrave House

Following recent official announcements, Kids Inspire implemented a few changes to keep visitors and colleagues safe when working in Hargrave House. We’re asking that: All service users, above the age of 12, wear a face-covering while waiting for their session or moving around Hargrave House All colleagues and visitors wear a face-covering in communal areas Read more about What we’re doing to keep visitors and colleagues safe in Hargrave House[…]

Happy 13th Birthday to Kids Inspire!

To celebrate, we thought we would share 13 positive things that have come from our response to COVID-19 ***If you can, please help with our special birthday challenge… Donations to fund 13 therapy sessions. Target £585 *** Thank you ‘Talk Together’ launched 🖥 – Therapy shifted online throughout lockdown and is to remain as part of Read more about Happy 13th Birthday to Kids Inspire![…]

Kids Inspire responds to media interest around Hargrave House

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[…]