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.
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
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
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.
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
A HUGE THANK YOU to Our Lady’s Catholic College Lancaster for their recent sponsored walk! They have raised over £2000 for us at ACE. Every penny will go towards helping out young people. We are ever so grateful to you all!! Have fun over the summer months you deserve it! Love the ACE team x …
Thank you to the W.O.Street Transformation Fund who have recently provided Ace with the funds to set up a volunteer training program which will enable us to ensure our volunteers get accredited training and the skills they need to become emotional health practitioners. The more compassionate listeners in our communities the better it is for …
Many Thanks to friends and family of Anna Mcleod for their kind donations to our charity totalling £1,872.70. Our thoughts are with you all and we are extremely grateful for your donations which will be spent directly on working with young people in Lancaster district Total Share 0 Facebook0Twitter0X
Our Autumn Newsletter is now Available to read on line You can read our Autumn Newsletter HERE. It has two pages, you can access the second page using the link in the bottom left to show page 2. Total Share 3 Facebook1Twitter2X
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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