A mental health crisis is affecting young people in YOUR community right now.
YOU have the power to fight this.
|Anxiety. Depression. Poor self-esteem. Trauma. Self-harm. Suicidal thoughts. Local young people are in danger of giving up on their futures - and on themselves.|
Despite the growing need, young people can have to wait 200 days to access mental health services. Even those with life-threatening conditions can wait more than 100 days before receiving any form of treatment. Around 75% have to wait so long that their condition gets worse, or aren't able to access any treatment at all.
But Spark has the weapons to FIGHT this crisis. And you can help.
Spark is a mental health service offering counselling and mentoring support to 11-23-year-olds and their families in Epping Forest and the surrounding area. We offer our support for free and for as long as these young people need it. Not only does this mean that local young people can overcome their mental health challenges and reach their full potential, but also that their family lives can be transformed.
We currently support around 100 young people and their families each week.
To keep up with demand and secure these services for our young people for the next two years, we need your monthly donations NOW.
Sophie’s mum called Spark when Sophie’s anxiety had reached the point where she couldn’t leave the house – or even sit her GCSEs. We matched Sophie with a trained mentor, who offered a safe, non-judgemental space in which Sophie could work through her anxious feelings and find strategies to confront them.
Over the year, Sophie came out of her shell. She gained in confidence, positivity and self-awareness – and learned to deal with challenges when they arose. A talented artist, Sophie now runs her own business, and visits her old school annually to talk to students who may be feeling the way she used to.
YOU have the power to help secure support for young people like Sophie in YOUR community in 2021 and beyond.
Become a Hero
We're looking for 100 heroes to step up and join the fight against the mental health crisis in Epping Forest!
Could you be a hero by donating monthly to this vital work supporting young people in desperate need of support?
Just £30 per month will provide a counselling or mentoring session for one young person.
When you register to give any amount monthly, you'll not only know that you're a hero in your local community, you will also get:
invitations to Heroes events so you can stay in touch and see exactly where your donation goes
early bird access to all Spark’s fundraising events
a special Heroes newsletter
a Facebook badge for your profile to show that YOU are a Hero!