Why we do it

Sally Temple

A.C.E. was founded in 2008 by Sally Temple following a piece of research with vulnerable young people about their needs. A.C.E was designed by young people and young people continue to be involved in its development. In 2011 A.C.E. became a registered charity and has slowly grown over the years.

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.