BA are generously matching every donation made up to £10,000 on our Crowdfunder page.
We are hoping to raise £20,000 which will enable us to provide 400 counselling sessions to young people across the country alongside giving us with the tools and resources needed to deliver them.
We’re running this appeal because every child and young person should have the chance to feel happy at Christmas.
Our research tells us that children and young people are particularly concerned about their mental health during the festive period, with 2 out of 3 believing there is an increased pressure to feel happy at Christmas, and over 50% feeling pressured to suppress mental health issues at Christmas. That’s why our service is available 24/7.
“We know that for many children and young people, Christmas is when they feel the most vulnerable. We work hard to ensure that the support is there for young people 24 hours a day. Not only do we deliver 1-1 counselling sessions, but young people have access to ‘wellbeing drop in’ sessions with on call counsellors and a text service. Our text support service is incredibly valuable at this time of year. Young people can text BREATHE to 85258 to chat with a trained volunteer at any time, even in the middle of the night.” – Kate, Service Coordinator