Fantastic News: we have been successful in gaining funding from The Big Lottery Fund and will be starting our Circle Of Friendship Program this Spring.
Who we are
We are a group of trained/ experienced therapist, artists and musicians who provide emotional support for young people.
Kay Beach Founder Member, Co Facilitator /Lead Creative Practitioner
Emma Cland Founder Member, Co Facilitator/ BACP Approved Qualified Youth Counsellor
Penny Wright Chair, Founder Member, Co Facilitator/ BACP Approved Qualified Youth Counsellor
William Berkeley Smith Founder Member, Co Facilitator/Creative Music Practitioner
Pat Beach Co facilitator/Eco Therapist, Lead Risk Assessment and First Aid Officer
Moira Vincent Co facilitator/Social Worker, Lead Safeguarding Officer.
Justin Slaughter Secretary, Co facilitator/ Counsellor.
Daisy Brown Committee Member
Peter Bowley Treasurer/ Committee Member
What we do
With the help of nature and creativity we help young people dealing with difficult feelings around issues that effect how they feel about themselves, being accepted by others and feeling excluded from the world around them.
Why this is important
Belonging is a need we all have. Feeling outcast, excluded or unable to join in, for whatever reason, can bring up many deep emotional issues for young people.
How we help
With the help of emotive, relaxing and stimulating, music, nature, creative art, peer group and one to one support, we can help young people tap into those difficult, sometimes very buried feelings that they may have about themselves and/or others, work with them, and find a way to overcome them.