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Aviva Community Fund - Financial Resilience Mentoring Support and Group Work
We have been funded to provide 1:1 mentoring sessions to children and young people living in and/or being educated in Essex, Southend and Thurrock who are living below the poverty line, and/or at risk of homelessness. This support can take place online and sometimes in person, depending location. Any child or young person referred must NOT already be open to statutory teams such as Family Solutions or Social Care. If you would like to request a referral form, please email us at

We are also delighted to have some additional funding to deliver some group work in Basildon and surrounding areas around building Financial Resilience. These workshops will focus on understanding finance, looking at the factors that impact how we manage money, addressing key issues such as gambling and credit, and developing tools for budgeting and planning. 

NHS Health Inequality Fund
The NHS Health Inequality Fund have funded us to deliver group work around Building Resilience across Secondary Schools in Basildon and surrounding areas. This will allow us to support students to develop the skills and tools to better understand and support themselves to cope with any challenges that they face. This targeted group work is due to start in the summer term of 2023. 

YSG - Youth Service Commissioning Groups
We are currently funded by Essex Youth Service Commissioning Groups to deliver a number of different workshops across Castle Point, Rochford, Chelmsford and Maldon in secondary schools. Sessions will cover themes such as building resilience, emotional wellbeing, self-esteem, financial resilience, and much more. If you work in a school outside of these areas and would like to explore this option for your setting, please get in touch with us. 

Rochford Youth Council

We were invited by Rochford Youth Council to co-design and develop Mental Health Amabssador Training for delivery across the four Rochford Secondary Schools. The young people on the Youth Council are very passionate about ensuring there is more help and support available to 11-18 years olds in their area and want to take action to reduce the stigma that still exists around mental health. The training ahs taken lace across this academic year and has seen many students participate. Students have learned about the more common mental health issues that affect young people today, including signs and symptoms, and where to go for help. They have looked at how they can support each other and their younger peers who might be experiencing mental health issues, and have taken  the time to look at how they can directly address stigma, build compassion and understanding. 

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