For children and young people living in and around Crawley  

Making sure mental health treatment is there for children and young people, when they need it, as soon as they need it, so that they can get on with living their lives to their fullest potential.  

Want to be a champion in 2022?   Why not join us in 2022 as one of our regular donors? All of our regular donors receive updates on our progress with our supporters' newsletter, plus FREE entry to our quarterly prize draw. Find out how you can become a Champion of Young People HERE      

New Year, New Adventures?  

Fancy a new challenge for 2022?  
 
The Ultra Challenge Series has organised a number of challenges across the UK for 2022, with distances to suit all levels. You can sign up as an individual or as a team, walking running or jogging some fantastic routes across a range of landscapes, while raising vital funds and having a great time! All challenges are well organised, providing all you need to get you through to the end with drinks, snacks and rest stops. Just choose us from the list of charities when you sign up and we will work with you to help you raise your target amount and have a memorable event. You can find details HERE  

A Massive 'Thank You' to our supporters 

If you or your organisation would like to support us by raising valuable funds and awareness of our work, please get in touch; we would love to hear from you!  
 
Children and young people are waiting up to two years for mental health treatment from local services in our area. With Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in crisis, we became worried about the children and families for whom treatment would not be available at the time they need it. Research shows that half of all adult mental health issues manifest by the age of 14*, underlining the need for timely intervention. So we've set out to do something about the situation by raising money to pay for the treatment young people so desperately need and deserve.  
However, we can’t do this alone, We need the whole community behind us to make this possible. Please help in whatever ways you can – by donating or becoming a regular donor, by volunteering with us, or by doing your own fundraising.  
 
‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ 
 
* (National Audit Office) 
 
 
 
 
 
Children and young people are waiting up to two years for mental health treatment from local services in our area. With Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in crisis, we became worried about the children and families for whom treatment would not be available at the time they need it. Research shows that half of all adult mental health issues manifest by the age of 14*, underlining the need for timely intervention. So we've set out to do something about the situation by raising money to pay for the treatment young people so desperately need and deserve. 
However, we can’t do this alone, We need the whole community behind us to make this possible. Please help in whatever ways you can – by donating or becoming a regular donor, by volunteering with us, or by doing your own fundraising. 
Click here to find out more 
 
‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ 
 
* (National Audit Office) 
 
 
Take a look at this short video, which tells the story of many families seeking treatment in our area for their children's mental ill health. Can you help to #changethestory?  
We are now open for applications for support from families. You can find out more on our Get Help page. Due to limited resources, we will only be able to allocate a small number of funding grants in this round. But we would love to do much more! If you would like to help us, take a look at our Get Involved page to see how you can help #changethestory  
 
 
 
Rachael Colbran 
Founding Trustee 
I have worked with children within the education sector for over a decade and have seen how emotional issues can hamper their education and development. I have supported my own daughter through serious mental illness, which left us having to seek private therapy, and am now passionate to ensure that other children and young people have access to the treatment they need in a climate where the public services are currently unable to meet their needs. I believe in our children and young people and am keen to ensure they have a future they can look forward to. 
 
Helena McGill Trustee 
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I have worked in schools for the last ten years. Over that time I have seen an increase in the number of children with anxiety. The lock downs over the last year have affected children of all ages, the ramifications of which will be with us for a long time. 
I want to ensure that all children and young people have access to the support they need to ensure that their future is bright. 
 
Rachael Colbran 
Founding Trustee 
I have worked with children within the education sector for over a decade and have seen how emotional issues can hamper their education and development. I have supported my own daughter through serious mental illness, which left us having to seek private therapy, and am now passionate to ensure that other children and young people have access to the treatment they need in a climate where the public services are currently unable to meet their needs. I believe in our children and young people and am keen to ensure they have a future they can look forward to. 
 
Helena McGill Trustee 
______________________________________________ 
I have worked in schools for the last ten years. Over that time I have seen an increase in the number of children with anxiety. The lock downs over the last year have affected children of all ages, the ramifications of which will be with us for a long time. 
I want to ensure that all children and young people have access to the support they need to ensure that their future is bright. 
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