Kids Inspire supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties within Essex.

Over the past year the organisation has seen a dramatic 49% increase in referrals, with presenting issues including; self-harm, suicidal thoughts, school truancy, depression, anxiety, aggression and withdrawal. These psychological/ behavioural issues often arise from underlying trauma, family breakdown/ conflict, bereavement, abuse or emerging mental health issues.

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Kids Inspire supporting children and families

Assessment and bespoke treatment plans for referrals are prepared by a highly experienced Clinical Team. Drawing from a range of traditional and innovative counselling and therapies, plans can include; mentoring; coaching; group work; psychotherapy; or non-verbal communication therapy such as art and dramatherapy.

Kids Inspire doesn’t just treat ‘symptoms’ but instead addresses underlying cause – which can often involve therapeutic work and support for family members – ensuring that the child at the centre has every chance of a long-term, sustainable outcome.

Kids Inspire’s mission is for all Essex children affected by trauma or emerging mental health difficulties, to receive specialist support to become healthy adults who lead full and fulfilling lives.

Invest ESSEX supporting Kids Inspire

Invest ESSEX’s ERDF funded advisors support Kids Inspire in a number of ways:

  • Raising funds – Two of the Invest ESSEX team have taken part in a tandem skydive in May 2019 to raise money to help the charity achieve its fundraising goals.
  • Raising profile – Invest ESSEX staff have made introductions to a number of businesses with the potential to support the charity in a variety of ways
  • Assisting with move to new premises – Invest ESSEX staff have offered their connections and expertise in finding new premises and seeking funding for conversion and building works via grants

On 21st May 2019, Invest ESSEX took part in a Red Devils Skydive, raising £3,857 for the charity. This was in conjunction with one of Invest ESSEX’s commercial partners, Vision Co-working Spaces. Read more about the skydive here.

Invest ESSEX have really shone the light on how corporate support can positively impact a charity in more ways than just funding – thank you. You will be our shining example moving forward.

Emily Patel
Communications and Marketing Officer
Kids Inspire



For more information, visit their website here:

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