Someone To Talk To - Project Be the hero that vulnerable children need by donating to our new project that aims to tackle children’s mental health problems.
Why these sessions are important
Our ‘Someone To Talk To’ project will bring essential mental health services into schools in areas of London most in need. The project includes raising awareness, running culturally sensitive outreach and providing free psychotherapy sessions.
Poor mental wellbeing in childhood and youth increases the likelihood in later life of: poor education attainment, antisocial behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, teenage pregnancy, involvement in criminal activity.
So it’s vital that we help our children now!
Our aims and goals
Our ethos has always been to help children. We want to ensure that they receive the necessary support now, so they can go on to enjoy healthy, happy and fulfilled lives.
Provide a free and accessible mental health service for children and young people.
A therapist won’t ask anything from the children, they will purely be there to listen and learn more from the child. This one-on-one time frequently makes the child feel special and heard for the first time in their lives.
Create a safe space to enable children and young people to express themselves.
Many people find it difficult discussing their mental well-being, particularly young people. By offering a safe and protected environment where children can discuss their mental health issues with therapists makes a huge difference.
Prevent future negative effects of undiagnosed mental health issues.
As mentioned, if children and young people’s mental health problems are left unresolved then this could have more damaging consequences later on in their lives. We want to optimize the future potential of young people by making sure their education and employability doesn’t suffer as a result of their childhood problems
The London Children’s Practice
London Children’s Practice is a multi-disciplinary service that places the child and their family at the centre of the therapy process to see them reach their potential.
We’re delighted to be working together with The London Children’s Practice on this project. They provide a number of therapy services, including speech therapy, language therapy, occupational therapy, educational psychology, psychotherapy, art therapy, behaviour therapy as well as paediatric medicine including diagnostics for ADHD/ASD/Dyspraxia/etc. They work together with families and schools across London, as having both the family and school system work together to create a consistent and safe environment for the children helps create positive change.
London Children’s Practice have worked with children aged 4-16. They stated that regardless of the modality of therapy, first and foremost their positive relationship with the children has proven to have the biggest impact.
There are children who have made huge progress in as little as six sessions, whilst others have needed much longer-term interventions. These positive changes range from better relationships with their classmates to better behaviour and performance academically.
Being heard is something that children often don’t experience as much as they ideally should. Therapy sessions ensure that those issues that may be trivialised by others are given the space and importance they deserve and need. If you would like to help support our ‘Someone To Talk To’ project, then donate now. Your donations can help guarantee that many children across London can access free therapy sessions to help them overcome their mental health issues.