Grand Opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Yaxley

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Yaxley!

We had not one grand opening this weekend but two!
 
We were also able to welcome supporters, friends and our patrons, Warwick Davis and Annabelle Davis, to the flagship Annabelle Davis Centre in Yaxley.
 
The impact of Covid has meant this celebration has been delayed and so it was fantastic to finally be able to showcase our beautiful building and sensory garden.
 
Thank you once again to all who have shown their support for the charity, for our communities and for the young people and families we support every day.
 
Thank you again to Terry Harris for the beautiful photographs.

Grand Opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech!

We had a wonderful weekend welcoming some very special guests to the grand opening of the Annabelle Davis Centre Wisbech!
 
It was such a pleasure to be able to introduce our supporters to our patrons Warwick Davis and Annabelle Davis, to share the work we do and to take them on a tour of our beautiful new centre.
 
Thank you to all who have shown their support for the charity, for our communities and for a brighter future for our young people.
 
Thank you to Terry Harris for the fabulous photographs.

YPCS Brings Wellbeing Mentor Training to Schools

We have been delighted to bring our new Wellbeing Mentor Training to Fenland schools.

We were delighted to bring our Wellbeing Mentor Training to Neale-Wade Academy  and Bottisham Village College!
 
Developed with 20TwentyProductions CIC, the Wellbeing Mentor Programme trains young people to deliver wellbeing sessions to their peers. This training is in conjunction with a Wellbeing Wallet being distributed to schools, consisting of a Wellbeing Journal, Wellbeing Playing Cards and fidgets.
 
We are so proud to be able to bring these resources to young people. It’s wonderful to see young people engaging in how they can be a positive influence within their schools and how they can support each other.

YPCS Joins Yaxley Runners

We joined the Yaxley Runners for their annual celebration meal.

It was great to be able to join the Yaxley Runners  and other clubs across Peterborough for their annual celebration meal. 

Originally this was planned for 2020 but COVID meant that this evening was postponed for two years. 

The Yaxley Runners have been fundraising for YPCS and we were able to thank them in person! We were also able to share with them how fundraisers like this make such a difference to the services we provide for young people. 

Thank you to the Yaxley Runners!

Appeals Day at The Peterborough School

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day to raise funds for YPCS.

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day at The Peterborough School.
 
It was wonderful to see all the different activities the pupils had organised to raise money for YPCS (we hope everyone enjoyed our donut stall!).
 
Thank you to the pupils, staff and parents of The Peterborough School for putting on such a fabulous event and for all the support given to the charity.

The Travel Squad 3 Peaks Challenge

The Travel Squad are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for YPCS!

The Travel Squad are undertaking a massive challenge to raise funds for YPCS. They will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours!

We are so thankful for this support and wish the team the best of luck with the Three Peaks Challenge! 

You can support the team, and YPCS, by donating here.

Be Part of the YPCS and Street Arts Hire Art Project

The Young People’s Counselling Service and Nath Nyce of Street Arts Hire are inviting you to join a collaborative art project to explore the impact COVID-19 has had upon young people and their mental health.
 
We want to listen to young people about how the pandemic has affected you and create long-lasting art work that depicts your experiences.
 
We have been commissioned by Peterborough City Council to create a piece of street art that will be displayed in the centre of Peterborough.
 
Share your voice. Share your story.
 
 
Zoom brainstorming and design meetings will be held on: 
 
– 10 March (4pm – 5pm)
– 17 March (4pm – 5pm)
– 24 March (4pm – 5pm)
 
Want to get involved or find out more?
 
Email daniella.budd@ypcs.uk

Supporting wellbeing for Children’s Mental Health Week

We were delighted to visit The Peterborough School during Children’s Mental Health Week.

We were delighted to visit The Peterborough School during Children’s Mental Health Week to share wellbeing activities with the pupils.

We worked with pupils across the school to deliver activities such as movement and emotion, creating a moss jar, creative visualisation and art. 

We would like to thank all the pupils and staff for taking part and for giving YPCS such a warm welcome!

See more about the event in the Peterborough Telegraph.

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!

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!