YPCS Parent Support Group Coming to Wisbech

We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing our parent support group to Wisbech.

We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing our parent support group to Wisbech.
 
This group will be for parents and care givers of children under 11 years old who experience anxiety and 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.
 
Group meetings will take place weekly and run for 8 weeks.
 
Start Date: Tuesday 11th October
Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
Location: Annabelle Davis Centre, St. Peter’s Lodge, Love Lane, Wisbech, PE13 1HP
 
If you would like to be part of the group or to find out more information, please email kirsty.skutela@ypcs.uk

YPCS and Street Arts Hire Art Unveiled

Our project with Street Arts Hire and young people has been unveiled.

We launched a project with Nath Nyce of Street Arts Hire, commissioned by Peterborough City Council, to explore the impact COVID-19 has had upon young people and their mental health.

The spectacular piece has now been unveiled, bringing to life the words, feelings and experiences of our young people. 

Nath Nyce said, “I painted this mural for YPCS using words and images collected with various schools and young people across the Peterborough area who explained the emotions they went through during covid. The painting tells 2 stories of pre and post COVID.”

Thank you to all the young people who took part in this project and shared their voices with us, and thank you to Nathan for all your work and creativity.

Community Connections Project

We have been working with BBC Children in Need and McDonalds to support young people facing disadvantage and help them reach their full potential.

We are very excited to be working in partnership with BBC Children in Need and McDonald’s for the Community Connections pilot. The project aims to support children and young people facing disadvantage and help them reach their full potential. 

We have been busy making information about mental health and well-being available at the two restaurants we are working with (Brampton Hut McDonald’s and Huntingdon McDonald’s) and are developing more ideas for the next few months. 

We would also like to thank Europress Print for all their help in bringing the project to life. 

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.

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.

YPCS Are #MatchOfTheWeek!

YPCS are a Fore Trust #MatchOfTheWeek, where we received a bespoke partnership with a financial expert.

We are delighted to be a #MatchOfTheWeek!

The Fore made a bespoke match between YPCS and Jim Vizzini, an Equities Trader at UBS, to support the charity in improving our financial systems. 

The support we have received from Jim and The Fore has been invaluable as the charity continues to grow and offer the vital mental health support that young people need.

Read the full story here.