ACHIEVE CHANGE & ENGAGEMENT
WE SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH POOR EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
A.C.E. delivers solution focussed interventions to suit the needs of individuals or groups. Our trained and experienced workers use discussions, games, art and craft, drama and role play, to increase resilience and improve emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
This service is currently available for young people aged 11 -25 in the Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth, Kirkham and Fleetwood and takes place in schools, GP surgeries and community settings.
We are seeking fund to extend the service to other areas and to children and adults.
Young people referred to the service are offered either individual support or group work to tackle the causes of poor emotional health and wellbeing and are encouraged to set goals to overcome them and build resiliance.
Our services include the following
A.C.E. works with young people that are suffering from anxiety or stress, are or have been bullied, are having difficulty coping with their emotions, have been involved in a domestic, violent situation,
have difficult family situations, have friendship difficulties, have relationship difficulties, have low mood or have low self esteem or confidence.
A.C.E. also works with parents/carers and families to improve emotional health where appropriate.
Individual support uses a variety of solution focused methods to encourage the young person or adult to identify and tackle the causes of poor emotional health and wellbeing and set goals to overcome them and build resilience.
Young people identify being listened to and challenged to think differently. It is not only a pleasant experience but motivates them to change things in their attitude and behaviour which improves their well being and builds resilience.
Positive emotional health and wellbeing supports general health and achievement in life. Evidence shows that focusing on supporting emotional and social development can have a positive long term impact. We have evidence that our work makes a positive difference to the lives of the young people we work with by:
This results in better school attendance and achievement, better support network and more friends, improved family relationships, a reduction or ceasing of self harming behaviours and a more active lifestyle and community involvement
Our Staff & Volunteer Workers
As a small charity we are always looking for new Trustees to get involved and support our work. We are currently looking for volunteers with the following skills: strategic business planning, financial management, marketing, ICT/social media, fundraising/bid writing and administration.
We are also always looking for volunteer fundraisers and people to help deliver the service. Please visit our volunteer information page here for more details
Please feel free to contact us using the form here to find out more about how you can get involved.
“The group stopped me from getting
excluded from school. It made me think about my behaviour and why I was
behaving that way. It made me think about what I wanted and gave me
skills and support to change. It helped that the workers believed in me
and encouraged me, even when things went wrong.”
“I didn’t believe that what we are
doing could make a difference in the school but now I can actually see
that it has and I feel so proud”
“I have made a new friend and I am being trustworthy and trusting her. It feels really good.”
“Having someone I can talk to and getting support from the rest of the group has made my life worth living again.”
“When I feel like I’m carrying the
world, the A.C.E Worker takes it off. I look forward to seeing her every
week, it’s the highlight of my week”.
“I don’t feel as stressed and angry with my family. It makes me feel happy”
“I saw Jamie getting bullied in the
dining room the other day. Normally I would have just walked past but I
stood up for him because now I know it is not his fault he is in the
bottom sets and how much it hurts him to be called names. Doing it made
me feel better about myself and not as depressed as I have been”
“It’s like having my son back. He actually talks to me and is interested in things again.”
“The peer support has turned Robert around from nearly being expelled to achieving in lessons”
“Kate is now attending school, and gets support and is supporting other members of the group”.
“There are queues of students
waiting outside my door wanting to join peer support because they have
seen what a difference it makes to their friends”
Does President Trump Know? That very few people with mental illness are violent. In fact people with mental illness are ten times more likely to be bullied or physically attacked than the average person. A.C.E. is a locally charity that works with young people with poor emotional health or mental illness. None of the young …
Achieve, Change and Engagement works with 11-19-year olds in schools, GP surgeries and community venues in Lancaster, Morecambe, Fylde and Wyre. We offer confidential, one to one, solution focused talk therapy for young people who are being bullied, suffering from anxiety or depression or have poor emotional health. We have an “Ace Night Out” on …
Despite terrible weather on the night many people braved the elements to attend the Clothing and Handbag Swap event in aid of A.C.E. There was a good and varied selection of clothes and handbags available as you can see from the photographs here. Thank you to all those who came to support the charity.
Some staff from ace took part in a choir as part of an awareness raising show at Lancasters Grand theatre last Sunday. The show was a great success , raising thousands for local charities.
A.C.E would like to welcome three new team members who have joined us recently to work with our young people. Tammy Tunstall who has joined us as an Emotional Health Practitioner Jackie Connaughton who is also an Emotional Health Practitioner and Janet Rush- Morgan who has joined us as a volunteer. (Picture and Bio …
This is a big thank you to all those people who attended the Masquerade Ball at the end of May and to all the people/organisations who donated to us as well. The final result is that we raised £4949.00 altogether. Once again thanks to everybody who helped, donated and attended. Special thanks go to Sally …
Well the ACE Masquerade Ball took place last night at The Ashton Hall Lancaster and was enjoyed by everyone who attended.The evening began with a short film about ACE with introductions by Sally Temple and our Young Persons Director Sophie Rowicki. This was followed by the starter and main course of the set meal. After …
Below is a report of the above event from our Young Persons Director Sophie Rowicki who attended. On Thursday 2 March I attended an event to launch local early intervention and emotional health and wellbeing pathways with two other young people called Alex and Natalia. This event was filled with a variety of different types …
Our team were on Beyond Radio (our local independent radio station in Lancaster and Morecambe) last week promoting our upcoming charity ball. Have a listen to the podcast here and find out more about A-C-E !!
Good news We are now able to accept Paypal payments both for Donations and to purchase tickets for the Masquerade Ball on 31st March. To purchase tickets for the ball go to our Masquerade Ball page here To make a donation via Paypal please visit our Donations Page here where you will find ways …
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