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
We have been successful in securing funding from the Westminster Foundation for a family worker to join the Ace team . This will enable us to work more comprehensively with young people AND their families , where it is difficult to help improve the young person’s emotional health without family input . Thank you Westminster Foundation …
Ace wishes to extend its best wishes to the family and friends of Gill Murphy who sadly passed away recently . Gill was doing some admin work with Ace and will be missed from our office to which she bought humour and goodwill. Many thanks to those who attended the celebration of her life where £230 was …
Our Summer 2020 Newletter is now available on line via our Newletter page or you can access using the following link Summer 2020 Newsletter
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