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A Super Chance to Donate to A.C.E and receive something in return

Yes you read it right, for a donation of only £3.00 (or more if you wish) you can have a collection of music written by a local artist which can help you to relax or sleep or just soothe your mind a bit. There are 4 tracks varying in length from 14 mins to 30mins but if you purchase the download you will receive 3 extra tracks. All the proceeds are being donated to A.C.E by the artist and so you are supporting us in a big way. All the details can be found HERE and also on our Facebook and Twitter Pages. So go on treat yourself or someone else to this relaxing collection of music and avoid all the Christmas stresses knowing you are helping a good local charity.


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ACHIEVE CHANGE & ENGAGEMENT

WE SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH POOR EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH

ABOUT US

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

Peer Support Groups 

 
The Peer Support Group supports young people to improve their social and emotional skills, by focusing on different capabilities of social and emotional health. The participants build on existing and develop new skills and abilities, change attitudes and motivation.
They learn to support each other within the group and extend this to other young people outside the group. Young people that have taken part identify increased confidence and self esteem, better relationships with friends and families, reduced use of alcohol or drugs, reduced self harming behaviours and increased resilience.

Giving Young People with poor emotional/mental Health a Voice

We gain the views of the young people we work with on a variety of mental health issues. We also:

  • Deliver peer research projects working with a group of young people to plan deliver and
  • analyse a consultation /research project around young people and mental health. Deliver workshops devised by young people for adults. Currently our workshops are: “working with emotionally vulnerable young people” “young people, mental health and stigma”
  • Our Health Action Groups provide young people with an opportunity to come together to share their ideas to improve health services and health education for young people.
  • Young people are trained to represent their peers in decision making and delivering solutions.
  • We train young people to become Emotional Health Peer Coaches
  • We support young people to access other services.

Who we work with.

 

A.C.E. predominately works with young people aged 11 –25 that:

 

Need Support with their emotional health and wellbeing

  • Do not reach the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) criteria for referral.
  • Are waiting for specialist mental health intervention and need current support
  • Have completed specialist intervention but need short term additional support

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

 

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.

 
The current support available includes Active Listening techniques using art, drama or games; Life coaching; Counselling and Integrated Eye Movement Therapy.
 

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.


Why we do it

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:

  • Improving emotional health and wellbeing
  • Improving Low Mood
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Improving confidence
  • Building resilience
  • Improving relationships
  • Enabling them to better manage their emotions
  • Enabling them to better manage their behaviour
  • Reduce Anxiety

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

How we do it

We are:

  • Non-judgemental
  • Supportive
  • Accessible
  • Qualified and experienced
  • Committed to putting children, young people and families at the heart of our work
  • Fully safeguarding compliant

 

WE USE:

  • Active listening
  • Coaching skills
  • Group work skills
  • Solution focused goal setting

Our Directors

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Sally Temple

Operations Director
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David Tyson

Chair of Directors
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John Heath

Finance Volunteer
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Paul Callis

PR & Marketing Director
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Laura Wilkinson

Director
Hannah

Hannah Hughes

Director

Joanne Johnson

Director

Our Admin Staff

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Beverley Walker

Administrator
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Lucy Reynolds

Administrator

Our Staff & Volunteer Workers

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Rehanna Hassan

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Julia Efstathiou

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Glyn Fowler

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Anna Peri

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Cath Corless

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Julianne Dougherty

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Sarah Emslie

Volunteer Emotional Health Practitioner
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Kit Cooper

Volunteer Emotional Health Practitioner
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Sarah Rigby

Emotional Health Practitioner
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Lavinia Davenport

Emotional Health Practitioner
PollyWignall

Polly Wignall

Emotional Health Practitioner

You can view more details about the background and experience of our Staff, Volunteers and Directors on the Team Members Page here

VOLUNTEERS

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.

TESTIMONIALS

My emotional health has improved greatly since starting. I feel like a completely different person now and can’r believe how differently I handle situations. I really liked the relaxed setting because it allowed me to speak freely about anything without feeling judged or rushed

Young Person (March 2018)

The strategies and having someone to open up to took a lot of the worry and upset off my chest. Increased resilience and confidence when faced with a hard situation enabled me to feel better about myself and identify the 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

Young Person (December 2017)

A-C-E are very easy to talk to which allowed our daughter to open up about her feelings and worries. Setting her tasks each week gave her motivation to overcome situations. She is a different girl which is lovely to see.

Parent (April 2018)

Very professional service with quick turn around between referral and initial assessment. Excellent at arranging appointments and information sharing whilst maintaining confidentiality. The service provided has been brilliant which has led us to submit more referrals to support our young people’s improvement in emotional health and well being. Thank you for your continued support. We would like more of your service

High School (August 2017)

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New Funding Received

We have just got some funding for work with young men. The organisation who organised the funding is the Community Foundation for Lancashire and the donor who has actually given us the money is the Mark Mcqueen Foundation.    Thank you to the Community Foundation for Lancashire for helping us to get some funding from …

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PQASSO Quality Mark Accreditation

We are delighted to have achieved the Pqasso accreditation at Level 1. We have been officially recognised as a robust organisation with sustainable and people friendly systems. Thank you to all who have supported us on this mission and WELL DONE on such a fab achievement. For more info about Pqasso please visit their website …

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Mental Health Awareness Week 14th – 20th May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 14th – 20th May  This year the focus of this week is on stress.   At times stress can be a positive, motivating factor in life, but chronic stress impacts negatively on our physical and emotional health. 8 Natural Ways to Beat Stress   Talk to Someone Find someone that will …

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Does President Trump Know

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 …

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ACE Night Out (Our next fundraising event)

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 …

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Our last fund raising event Clothing and Handbag Swap

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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A-C-E staff take part in Variety Show for Mental Health.

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.           Total Share 0 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterX

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New Team Members

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 …

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A Big Thank You

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 …

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OUR FUNDERS

Thank you to all our Funders

CONTACT US

Office Address

 

The Cornerstone, Sulyard St, Lancaster, LA1 1PX

Referrals and Confidential matters

e-mail: confidential@a-c-e.org.uk

Sally Temple

Tel: 07717316883 or 07468600903

Office Address

The Cornerstone
Sulyard St
Lancaster
LA1 1PX

Registered Company Number: 7848785

Registered Charity Number: 1147278

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