Win a morning of relaxation!

The Beauty Bar and Training Academy are offering one lucky winner a morning of a facial, massage and an ear candling.

Would you like to win a morning of relaxation?
The Beauty Bar and Training Academy is holding a raffle where you could win a pampering morning of an express facial, and Indian head massage, shoulder massage and an ear candling.
 
Organiser Melissa Kenneley said ‘mental health effects many families at some point and this is an issue that I have in the past suffered with myself so I would like to give back.’
 
There are 100 numbers to choose from and each number is £5. More numbers will be added if needed! All proceeds will be generously donated to YPCS and the draw will be held on 25th January.
 
If you would like to take part, please message Melissa Kenneley with your name and selected number/s. If the number you have chosen is already taken, Melissa will advise which numbers are left.
 
Good luck everyone!

YPCS Visits the Wildlife Trust

We were delighted to attend our first workshop at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre at Great Fen.

We were delighted to attend our first workshop at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre at Great Fen, where we enjoyed a beautiful and cold morning walking in the nature reserve and had a go at making wreaths with natural elements!
 
We want to thank the staff at The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants for the amazing activities. We are working together on the ‘Peatland Progress: A New Vision for the Fens’ project to create nature-based interventions and programmes to support young people experiencing mental health issues and their families. 
 

Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech Opens

We are delighted that our new Annabelle Davis Centre in Wisbech has opened its doors!

The Annabelle Davis Centre is a community-oriented place that we are happy to be sharing with other organisations like The Kite Trust and Centre 33 to bring much needed services to the area.
 
We cannot express how thankful we are for all donations and pro-bono work we have received to make this dream come true!

Support Group for Parents and Care Givers of Children and Teenagers With Emerging Mental Health Concerns

We will be offering a support group for parents and caregivers of children and teenagers who experience anxiety and low mood or if you have any concerns about your child’s mental health.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering more parent support groups.
 
Our second support group will be for parents and care givers of children and teenagers (5 – 18 years) who experience anxiety, low mood or if you have concerns about your child’s mental health. This group will be a safe space to connect with other parents and care givers, ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
The group will take place weekly, with a break in November.
 
Start Date: Wednesday 6th October
Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, PE7 3JD
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email admin@ypcs.uk or call 01733 903288.

Support Group For Parents and Care Givers of Neurodiverse Children and Teenagers

We are offering a support group for parents and care givers of children and teenagers who have or are awaiting a diagnosis.

We are  offering a support group for parents and care givers of neurodiverse children and teenagers (5 – 18 years), both with and awaiting a diagnosis. This group will be a safe space to connect with other parents and care givers, ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
The group will take place weekly, with a break in November.
 
Start Date: 5th October
Time: 5:30pm – 6:45pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, PE7 3JD
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email admin@ypcs.uk or call 01733 903288.

Share Your Views on Parent and Care Giver Support

We are looking to start two new parent and care giver support groups and would love to hear your views on the support you would like to

To offer further support for parents and care givers, we are looking to start two new face to face groups.
 
One of these groups will focus on parents and care givers of neurodiverse young people (both with a diagnosis and those awaiting diagnosis).
 
Another group will focus on parents and care givers of young people who experience poor mental health.
 
So we can offer the best form of support, we would like to hear from parents and care givers about what you would hope to see from these groups.
 
– Are there any aims and objectives would you like to see?
– What would you like to gain from being part of the group?
– Have you tried any similar groups or support?
– If you have tried any similar groups or support, what worked for you? Is there anything that didn’t work for you?
 
To share your views, please email daniella.budd@ypcs.uk or kirsty.skutela@ypcs.uk. We would greatly appreciate hearing from you to create the support you would want to have.

Support Charlie’s Challenge

Local Peterborough resident Charlie Edwards will be fundraising by trekking Ben Nevis.

We are delighted that local Peterborough resident Charlie Edwards has chosen to raise funds for YPCS by taking on the challenge to trek Ben Nevis on 10th September and wish her well in this tough personal challenge.
 
Charlie has direct experience of a close family member suffering with poor mental health and so knows at first hand the impact this has on those that suffer, as well as the effect this can have on their families.
 
As the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year was nature, Charlie has chosen her challenge to trek Ben Nevis to link her fundraising efforts with this theme.
Charlie told us, “I think it’s fitting with how the past 18 months have been with lockdowns and restrictions – finding ways to get outside to benefit our mental health. I have set myself the challenge to climb Ben Nevis in the hope to connect to nature and raise money for charity.”
 

Support Group for Parents and Care Givers of Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Questioning Children and Teeangers

YPCS and The Kite Trust are offering a support group for parents of transgender, non-binary and gender questioning young people.

YPCS and The Kite Trust are offering a face to face support group for parents of transgender, non-binary and gender questioning children. This group will be a safe space to ask questions, gain knowledge and be supported.
 
Date: Tuesday 21st September (group held fortnightly)
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, PE7 3JD
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email admin@ypcs.uk or call 01733 903288.

YPCS Chair Authors Book Chapter

Our Chair Alison Graham has authored a chapter in the upcoming book ‘Resilient Voices’. In this book, publisher and anthologist Brenda Dempsey brings together 45 voices to share their true stories of resilience, positivity and hope from a pandemic.

Our Chair Alison Graham has authored a chapter in the upcoming book ‘Resilient Voices’.
 
In ‘Resilient Voices,’ publisher and anthologist Brenda Dempsey brings together 45 voices to share their true stories of resilience, positivity and hope from a pandemic.
 
Sharing their experiences of surviving through a pandemic, and other stressful situations life throws at us, the 45 Voices come from all walks of life – from doctors and nurses, to parents and business owners – raising their voices and sharing their real-life inspirational stories, to show their bouncebackability and resilience.
 
Each of the contributors are New-Found Heroes in their own way, baring their souls and finding the courage to allow themselves to be vulnerable, in a pandemic that in many ways unites us.
 
All profits of Resilient Voices will be donated to the NHS in gratitude for their commitment, dedication and going beyond the duty of their role to support, help and protect lives.
 
Resilience Voices is available for purchase here.