local charities

#LocalCharitiesDay: Art from the hArt

Annie Jeffery

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Art therapy forms the backdrop of this inspirational charity based in Hampshire.  Established in 2014 by Sculptor Annie Jeffery, hArt was born from a passion to nurture and encourage creativity within children and adults to help prevent and alleviate physical, mental and social problems. Art as therapy It is well known that many famous artists have used…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Something for everyone at New Forest Mencap

Liz Rolf

, — Civil Society

Chair, New Forest Mencap

As the voice of learning disabilities in the New Forest, we are delighted to be taking part in our first #LocalCharitiesDay. The Gateway Club New Forest Mencap provides leisure activities through our social club known as The Gateway Club, we host four sessions per week in two locations across the forest, New Milton and Brockenhurst. The…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent charity CXK gives young people practical skills

Pauline Smith

, December 13, 2017 — Civil Society

CXK Chief Executive

At CXK, we deliver a range of programmes to enhance young peoples’ skills, designed to help 16-25 year olds and particularly those who are vulnerable and not in education, employment or training (NEET). The aim if for participants to develop the vocational skills and confidence they need to progress into meaningful and sustained education or…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Music in Mind tackling mental health

Mark Davyd

, — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

Mental health problems and mental illness in children and young people are far more prevalent than most people realise. Approximately three children in every classroom have a diagnosed mental health issue and the children and young people referred to support services have a range, or combination of, extremely complex mental health difficulties. These can include…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rediscovering self-worth with Woman’s Trust

Heidi Riedel

, December 12, 2017 — Civil Society

CEO Woman's Trust

Woman’s Trust provides free, confidential and non-judgemental mental health support to women across London who have been affected by domestic abuse. 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, something that can have a serious, long-lasting effect on women’s mental health and which is recognised as the most prevalent…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Charlie House is changing young lives

Sorcha Hume

, — Civil Society

General Services Manager, Charlie House

Charlie House is a small charity based in the North-East of Scotland; supporting babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families.   Making the most of every dayWe provide support by organising activities for the whole family. Some of our favourites are ice skating, bowling and sensory discos, but…

#LocalCharitiesDay: stem4 is tackling teen mental helath

Nihara Krause

, December 5, 2017 — local charities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO stem4

Our aim at stem4 is to support teenage mental health, raise awareness, build resilience and encourage early intervention. Founding stem4I founded stem4 in 2011, after the death of a 16 year old who had anorexia nervosa and whose school I became involved with in my clinical capacity. Since then we have extended our scope to…