YPCS joins the Community Hive

The Young People’s Counselling Service is thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to be a part of the Peterborough CVS Community Hive programme!

Community Hive is a a 1 year project, funded by the Connect Fund and delivered by PCVS, to deliver a social impact and investment readiness programme for the Greater Peterborough VCSE (voluntary, charitable and social enterprise) Sector.

Thank you to Rebecca Jackson (Community Hive Project Lead) for inviting us to attend the launch event.

We can’t wait to get started!

#jointhehive #socialinvestment #itsjustthebeginning

Charity Champions Conquer the Coals

The Stilton Firewalk results are in and what a spectacular night it was!

Thank you to our firewalkers, YPCS volunteers, YPCS trustees, sponsors, raffle donors, Young Technicians CIC, Kayleigh Stephens and Yaxley Youth Club, the The Talbot Inn, Stilton, Kitty Devereux, Tim Alban District Councillor, Shelley Jude, Tony Chard, Clark Howe, Howsafe and everyone else who supported the event.

You helped us raised £5761.71 to support young people!

Runners Brave Torrential Rain to Run the GER for YPCS

On Sunday, 14th October 2017 YPCS formed its first every running team to run the Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon & 5km Fun Run. The weather was torrential rain for the entire event but despite the challenging conditions, everyone completed their run.

Supported by Equiniti Plc, who provided the running shirts, the team has already raised over £5,000 which is an incredible amount that allows YPCS to counsel another 13 young people during 2018.

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the event & to Equiniti Plc for their support.

Aarsleff agree to help strengthen the foundations for YPCS

Another note of thanks, this time to the team at Aarsleff Ground Engineering who have nominated Young People’s Counselling Services (YPCS) as their ‘Charity of the Quarter’.

Aarsleff Ground Engineering is a market leading specialist ground engineering contractor based in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Aarsleff specialise in the installation of piling, ground beams, geotechnical and retaining solutions servicing the residential, rail, commercial, infrastructure and energy construction markets.

Aarsleff run a charity pot where staff have a ‘Dress Down Friday’ and every quarter this money is donated to a nominated charitable cause.Furthermore, Aarsleff’s Zoe Yeoman’s will be taking part in the YPCS Fire-walk on the 20thOctober and the money raised from Zoe’s fire-walk will also be fund-matched by Aarsleff Ground Engineering.

Aarsleff Ground Engineering’s Marketing and Communications Manager Jessica Banham said “We have selected YPCS as our ‘Charity of the Quarter’ because of the extraordinary work they do supporting Young People & their families not only through the treatment of mental illness but by the way that they are also focusing on prevention. We are absolutely delighted to be supporting such an inspirational organisation and look forward to watching them progress along their exciting & innovative journey”.

YPCS is a non-government funded charity that offers free one-to-one counselling for 11-16 year olds identified as requiring help with their mental health. In the UK, 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental health issue but only 30% receive the correct treatment. £360 covers the cost for providing 12 free counselling to one Young Person in need of help.

For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering and its corporate responsibility, contact the company on 01636 611140 or email jessicabanham@aarsleff.co.uk

Thank you to everyone at @aarsleffgroundengineering

Rotary raises £1000 for YPCS

The Whittlesey Rotary were able to handover a cheque for £1000 to Mrs Nicky Baker, a trustee for the local Charity. The money was raised through a beer festival organised and supported by the group in the town earlier in the year.

At the meeting held at the Falcon on in August, Mrs Baker was able to share information about the charities accomplishments over the last 18 months and also discuss some of the main issues that some of our young people, looking for help, struggle with.
The group showed increased concern over the long waiting lists and expressed an interest in supporting the charity in the future.

Conquer the Coals for YPCS

Firewalking is an ancient ritual that has existed for thousands of years in many cultures around the world. As a demonstration of courage and faith it has traditionally symbolised an acolyte’s ability to conquer both inner doubt and a primordial fear of the destructive power of the flames.

In 2018 YPCS invites the brave to take the challenge and raise money for young people at Stilton’s famous Talbot Inn. This friendly village pub, once home to the rituals of Stilton’s Ancient Order of Foresters will host the fiery spectacle on the 20th October.

Participants will take a barefoot walk over red-hot embers measuring around 800 degrees and younger guests and pyrophobes will be able to walk a virtual firewalk created by Young Technicians CIC.

Spectators will be treated to a stunning fire show by Kitty Devereux, a performer who has entertained crowds at some of the UK’s biggest festivals.

Kitty Devereux

If firewalking is on your bucket list and you want to help us to help local young people, please download a registration form and start fundraising. Just £100 sponsorship gets you a pass to the path of fire! You can register your support on Just Giving or click here to download a sponsorship form.

Thank you to the Letter B

Good Luck to everyone cycling 54 miles from the Letter B Pub in Whittlesey to Heacham on 14th July to raise money for @YPCS10 and other local charities. A massive thank you and best of luck to all riders taking part from all our Volunteers and Trustees at YPCS.

The Letter B Public House is one of the Town’s best known Public Houses for live music and quizzes. It hosts two Bars with an excellent choice of real ales and real ciders in both.

Response EPR Championing the Fight Against Mental Health

Inspired by the work undertaken by the team at Young People’s Counselling Services (YPCS) helping children and families impacted by mental health issues, the team at Response EPR have been amazing by donating £1,080 to sponsor 3 children through 12 counselling sessions.

Response EPR is one of the UK’s leading emergency electrical contractors offering 24/7 nationwide support to restoration companies, building contractors and home owners. With over 30 years of experience, they pride themselves on their expertise and customer service skills supported by the latest technology that allows home owners to track the progress of an engineer deployed to their emergency.

Graham Warby commented ‘We are very pleased to be able to support YPCS, when you look at the increasing pressures being placed on our children today and then realise that there are so few options for parents to get help, charities like YPCS are becoming more critical in safeguarding our future. The team at YPCS have some very interesting plans that I hope to see come to fruition very soon’

YPCS is a non-government funded charity that offers free one-to-one counselling for 11-16 year olds identified as requiring help with their mental health. In the UK, 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental health issue but only 30% receive the correct treatment.

What does £1,080, mean for YPCS?

Thanks to the team at Response EPR, 3 children will now receive counselling with a professional and qualified counsellor.

Today 3 children’s lives have been improved and possibly, a life potentially saved.

Thank you to everyone at @epr_callout

Warwick Davis Becomes YPCS Patron

Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS); a child counselling charity committed to providing all referrals, free one-to-one sessions with fully qualified counsellors, is delighted to announce the appointment of Warwick Davis, as a patron for the charity.

Warwick is well renowned for his work as an English actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer but also highly respected for his charity work including his role as Patron & Co Founder of Little People UK.

Alison Graham, Chair of Trustees of YPCS, commented on the appointment:

“We are delighted and honoured to have Warwick Davis as a patron.

Warwick’s support will be key in helping us to raise awareness of the vital work we do supporting children across Cambridgeshire, Rutland & Lincolnshire with mental health issues and we look forward to working closely with him”.

Warwick Davis reciprocated:

“I’m proud to be a patron and supporter of YPCS as they embark on their journey to help more children with mental health issues as well as their ambitious plans to create ‘The Annabelle Davis Centre’.

They already do amazing work for young people within the community and this new centre will allow them to help even more individuals who might otherwise have been neglected by the system. Young people today face more challenges in life than any generation to date, and YPCS will be there support these challenges”.