Give the gift of happiness this Christmas

Thursday 30th November 2017

Help support children and young people in Kent to manage their emotional wellbeing this Christmas

Christmas is a lovely time of year for many of us. But for the 1 in 10 children affected by mental health issues, even this time of year can be a challenge. With 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem being reported to have not received appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age; the approach to the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of Kent’s youth remains an important issue that CXK works to address.

Our services provide 1:1 support and guidance for 4-19 year olds who are struggling to manage their emotions and live whole happy lives. We have provided over 8,300 counselling session across Kent so far, but we want to do more.

Help us gift each child and young person we see with a Wellbeing Bag, containing tools that help that child to continue to build resilience and process emotions, so when leaving our support children no longer need to rely on us anymore, and are fully equipped with the tools they need to help them when times get tough.

Each bag contains a selection of tools that the child can use to manage their emotional wellbeing, which are supported by strategies taught within the 1:1 counselling sessions. The contents of each bag are personalised specifically for the needs of each child, with items ranging from Playdough, soft toys and fidget toys through to colouring books, loom bands and balloons.

To make a donation, text WELL22 followed by the amount you would like to donate to: 70070; or alternatively visit our JustGiving page.

Alternatively, you can donate items for the Wellbeing Bags. Much-needed items include: playdough; tangle teasers; ice cube trays; mindfulness colouring books; feathers; bubbles; playing cards; notebooks; stress balls; sensory Balls; stretchy toys; fidget toys; sketch books; small soft toys; loom bands; balloons; colour in cousins; blue tack; fabric pens.

Donations of items can be delivered to: CXK, Wellbeing Bags Scheme, The Old Court, Tufton Street, Ashford TN23 1QN.

Thank you for your support.