YPCS joins the Community Hive

The Young People’s Counselling Service is thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to be a part of the Peterborough CVS Community Hive programme!

Community Hive is a a 1 year project, funded by the Connect Fund and delivered by PCVS, to deliver a social impact and investment readiness programme for the Greater Peterborough VCSE (voluntary, charitable and social enterprise) Sector.

Thank you to Rebecca Jackson (Community Hive Project Lead) for inviting us to attend the launch event.

We can’t wait to get started!

#jointhehive #socialinvestment #itsjustthebeginning

Charity Champions Conquer the Coals

The Stilton Firewalk results are in and what a spectacular night it was!

Thank you to our firewalkers, YPCS volunteers, YPCS trustees, sponsors, raffle donors, Young Technicians CIC, Kayleigh Stephens and Yaxley Youth Club, the The Talbot Inn, Stilton, Kitty Devereux, Tim Alban District Councillor, Shelley Jude, Tony Chard, Clark Howe, Howsafe and everyone else who supported the event.

You helped us raised £5761.71 to support young people!

Rotary raises £1000 for YPCS

The Whittlesey Rotary were able to handover a cheque for £1000 to Mrs Nicky Baker, a trustee for the local Charity. The money was raised through a beer festival organised and supported by the group in the town earlier in the year.

At the meeting held at the Falcon on in August, Mrs Baker was able to share information about the charities accomplishments over the last 18 months and also discuss some of the main issues that some of our young people, looking for help, struggle with.
The group showed increased concern over the long waiting lists and expressed an interest in supporting the charity in the future.

Conquer the Coals for YPCS

Firewalking is an ancient ritual that has existed for thousands of years in many cultures around the world. As a demonstration of courage and faith it has traditionally symbolised an acolyte’s ability to conquer both inner doubt and a primordial fear of the destructive power of the flames.

In 2018 YPCS invites the brave to take the challenge and raise money for young people at Stilton’s famous Talbot Inn. This friendly village pub, once home to the rituals of Stilton’s Ancient Order of Foresters will host the fiery spectacle on the 20th October.

Participants will take a barefoot walk over red-hot embers measuring around 800 degrees and younger guests and pyrophobes will be able to walk a virtual firewalk created by Young Technicians CIC.

Spectators will be treated to a stunning fire show by Kitty Devereux, a performer who has entertained crowds at some of the UK’s biggest festivals.

FIREWAKK YPCS
Kitty Devereux

If firewalking is on your bucket list and you want to help us to help local young people, please download a registration form and start fundraising. Just £100 sponsorship gets you a pass to the path of fire! You can register your support on Just Giving or click here to download a sponsorship form.

Response EPR Championing the Fight Against Mental Health

Inspired by the work undertaken by the team at Young People’s Counselling Services (YPCS) helping children and families impacted by mental health issues, the team at Response EPR have been amazing by donating £1,080 to sponsor 3 children through 12 counselling sessions.

Response EPR is one of the UK’s leading emergency electrical contractors offering 24/7 nationwide support to restoration companies, building contractors and home owners. With over 30 years of experience, they pride themselves on their expertise and customer service skills supported by the latest technology that allows home owners to track the progress of an engineer deployed to their emergency.

Graham Warby commented ‘We are very pleased to be able to support YPCS, when you look at the increasing pressures being placed on our children today and then realise that there are so few options for parents to get help, charities like YPCS are becoming more critical in safeguarding our future. The team at YPCS have some very interesting plans that I hope to see come to fruition very soon’

YPCS is a non-government funded charity that offers free one-to-one counselling for 11-16 year olds identified as requiring help with their mental health. In the UK, 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental health issue but only 30% receive the correct treatment.

What does £1,080, mean for YPCS?

Thanks to the team at Response EPR, 3 children will now receive counselling with a professional and qualified counsellor.

Today 3 children’s lives have been improved and possibly, a life potentially saved.

Thank you to everyone at @epr_callout

Warwick Davis Becomes YPCS Patron

Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS); a child counselling charity committed to providing all referrals, free one-to-one sessions with fully qualified counsellors, is delighted to announce the appointment of Warwick Davis, as a patron for the charity.

Warwick is well renowned for his work as an English actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer but also highly respected for his charity work including his role as Patron & Co Founder of Little People UK.

Alison Graham, Chair of Trustees of YPCS, commented on the appointment:

“We are delighted and honoured to have Warwick Davis as a patron.

Warwick’s support will be key in helping us to raise awareness of the vital work we do supporting children across Cambridgeshire, Rutland & Lincolnshire with mental health issues and we look forward to working closely with him”.

Warwick Davis reciprocated:

“I’m proud to be a patron and supporter of YPCS as they embark on their journey to help more children with mental health issues as well as their ambitious plans to create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’.

They already do amazing work for young people within the community and this new centre will allow them to help even more individuals who might otherwise have been neglected by the system. Young people today face more challenges in life than any generation to date, and YPCS will be there support these challenges”.

Annabelle Davis Becomes YPCS Patron

Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS); a child counselling charity committed to providing all referrals, one-to-one sessions with fully qualified counsellors, is delighted to announce the appointment of Annabelle Davis, as a patron for the charity.

Annabelle Davis a successful English actress best known for her role as Sasha Bellman in The Dumping Ground and is also a keen artist. Annabelle is an active supporter for both YPCS & Little People UK (LPUK).

Alison Graham, Chair of Trustees of YPCS, commented on the appointment:

“We are so pleased to have Annabelle Davis as a patron.

Annabelle’s appointment will help raise awareness of YPCS as it enters the next stage of its journey, allowing us to focus on prevention of Mental Health issues within Young People through the creation of more community hubs in the Peterborough area targeting the causes of mental health in our schools & communities.

We look forward to working closely with Annabelle during this exciting stage of our journey in which we plan to launch our first community hub, The Annabelle Davis Centre in Q3 2018”.

Annabelle reciprocated:

“I’m honoured to support YPCS as they create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’. The work they do for young people within the community is amazing, and is very much needed. The media’s influence on young people today makes growing up far more challenging. Judgemental social media promotes ideas of perfection, instilling ideas of inadequacy and causing anxiety in young people through no fault of their own.

This new centre will allow the YPCS to help even more individuals. It provides a safe place for young people to talk, and realise that they are not alone.”

Thank you Carl F Groupco

A big thank you to everyone at Carl F Groupco who have today kindly donated £700 to Young People’s Counselling Services (YPCS).

Carl F Groupco is one of the UK’s leading distributors of Window and Door Hardware. With over 70 years of combined knowledge, they pride themselves on their expertise and customer service skills which have helped them build and maintain some excellent relationships to drive growth in their industry.

For over two years, Carl F Groupco has run a Charity Pot where the staff have ‘Dress Down Friday’ for 50p each week and every 6 months, this money is fund matched by the company and donated to a local charity.
Stef Brown commented ‘We are so grateful to have the opportunity to help and give back to charities like YPCS who give so much to the community. We are proud to be able to help those who need it the most.’

YPCS is a non-government funded charity that offers free one-to-one counselling for 11-16 year olds identified as requiring help with their mental health. In the UK, 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental health issue but only 30% receive the correct treatment.

What does £700, mean for YPCS?

Thanks to the staff at Carl F Groupco, two children will now receive counselling with a professional and qualified counsellor.

Today two children’s lives have been improved and possibly, two lives have been saved.

Thank you to everyone at @carlfgroupcolimited

For further information, please visit;
www.carlfgroupco.co.uk
www.ypcs.uk

Run for Young Mental Health

YPCS is pleased to have been listed as a charity be a Great Eastern Run 2018 listed charity. If you would like to run for us in this year’s event you can start fundraising now on Just Giving.

The Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough is growing in reputation and is one of the fastest growing half marathons in the country.

The route passes through Peterborough’s historic centre and is a BARR Gold Grade event on a flat and fast course which is ideal for achieving a personal best.

YPCS will provide running shirts for our runners and will be there at the start and finish to cheer on our champions.

The event takes place October 14th 2018 at 10:30am. Don’t forget to register on the official website.