First things first… it’s appeal week for Global’s Make Some Noise, and all week you can hear snippets of our young people broadcast on our local radio – Heart Essex. Tune in now!
We initially heard about Global’s Make Some Noise by listening in to our local radio station – Heart Essex – back in 2015.
Heart is just ONE of the radio stations that fall under the media giant – Global – which set about raising the profile of, and get
ting the voice heard from, many small charities nationally by creating its very own charity – Global’s Make Some Noise (GMSN)!
Back in 2015, we were grateful to receive a generous grant from the charitable arm of Global towards one of our family projects. Having seen and appreciated the impact then, we made the decision to apply once again in 2017, and this time with a bigger project in mind.
The funding from GMSN will go towards a Creative Psychotherapist to support more vulnerable children and young people affected by issues such as trauma and emerging mental health issues.
The Psychotherapist will use clinically proven techniques to introduce coping strategies and build resilience to help children and young people manage independently; resulting in improved engagement with education, family, friends and community.
Image, storytelling and metaphor are more effective than talking therapies to help children understand experiences and regulate feelings:
“Helped our son understand and resolve his issues…[to] become a stronger person and deal with life better.” – Parent
Using funds from GMSN for this post will he
lp us to address the pressing need to expand capacity in line with rapidly growing demand (we currently average 19 referrals per week). If we do not expand our resources, increasing numbers of children might be left unsupported.
Parents and siblings will also be supported as required, reinforcing our holistic approach for positive outcomes.
GMSN have not only pledged to donate towards our charitable service, but the team have gone above and beyond with the children and young people we work with. As well as offering professional support to ensure this opportunity is more than j
ust charitable funding, the local Heart team offered some of our young people a tour around the local Heart Essex studios. This was well received and inspired some of our young people to share their story…
Listen in Friday morning!
Sue Bell, our CEO and Founder, will be live on the Heart Essex Breakfast Show on Appeal Day – this Friday, 5 October at 7.45am.
UPDATE – Listen to Sue here: Listen here
Hear from some of our young people below:
Hear from our team: Listen here