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LAUNCH DATE: Saturday 11th August 12pm RACE FINISHES: Saturday 18th August 12pm.
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Once you have decided how many balloons you would like please make your payment via Paypal and we will allocate a number(s) and e-mail you the details.
You can see your virtual balloon launch and track over the week! Link to the race will be given on launch day.
All monies raised are going directly to our registered charity ACE ( Achieve Change and Engagement) we work with young people who have mental health issues.
Our age group is 11-25 and we operate in over 20 locations across the North Lancashire area.
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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”
With A-C-E I could be myself and open up. I found this difficult normally with friends and other adults. I enjoyed my time spent here. I have better focus, I am getting better with coping with my thoughts by writing stuff down, I focus on one thing at a time, thinking in the moment and not worrying about the future. I feel more confident in class and ask questions.
I think that with the help of the strategies and having someone to open up to took a lot of the worry and upset off my chest. Over time, using the strategies enabled me to feel more comfortable and relaxed in a situation which I found so very difficult. Increased resilience and confidence when faced with a hard situation enabled me to feel better about myself and identify my qualities I have as a friend and as a person. I am a lot happier. I am able to help others and give something back. Thank you for all the help – so amazing. I definitely recommend.
Our son is much happier now. He knows he has someone independent to talk to. He feels safer, happier, more relaxed and is able to calm himself down much more. Our relationship has been much better and the house is much calmer. Meeting our A-C-E practitioner as a family and being able to talk through together has helped us to understand our son’s feelings and for him to understand ours.
Just to say a huge thanks for the sessions you delivered. I am very grateful for your input and all the students really enjoyed the sessions
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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.
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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 …
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