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.

Thank You to St. Mary’s Church

We would like to give a big YPCS thank you to St. Mary’s Church in Haddon for their generous donation.

We would like to give a big YPCS thank you to St. Mary’s Church in Haddon for their generous donation. We are always so touched by the support we receive from our community, and in turn the support that is shown for the young people who need our services.

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 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.