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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.

 1.  Blog 2018: Big Lottery Funding Award & New Friendship Circle for VI Youngsters & Sighted Peers 

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.