Lifebeat

Nurture young people’s wellbeing during Covid-19

LIFEbeat supports vulnerable young people, 14-18, with life challenges and mental health issues. Through mentoring and inspiring arts-based activities, they can tell their stories, process trauma and join a trusted community. This builds self-esteem, resilience and positive aspirations.

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Donations open 11:00 AM, 23 June 2020 to 5:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1128680)

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£40,710

Donations

44

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • "Camp was a blessing for our youth members. It introduced them to life outside the city and developed a sense of independence. I've noticed a real sense of maturity in their characters since they returned"

    — Family Action, Referring organisation

  • "Being supported by LIFEbeat is the most life-changing experience, it really enlightened me and opened up my eyes to learn about myself and others. You learn about how to care for your wellbeing and others"

    — Young person, 16

Situation

LIFEbeat supports disadvantaged, vulnerable young people in London facing mental health challenges and complex social and family situations. They are often victims of bullying, prejudice and are disengaged. There are currently increased levels of anxiety and depression and the effects of COVID-19 are exacerbating the problem. The effects of the crisis are likely to have a long lasting impact on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. They need the stability and skilled guidance we provide.

Solution

LIFEbeat delivers creative, transformational programmes providing vulnerable young people with belonging and community spirit. A 12 year track record proves our programmes alleviate isolation; anxiety and depression and build hope and resilience. In response to COVID-19 we are offering young people online support; a safe space to tell their stories, feel valued and learn new skills. This includes mental wellbeing sessions, counselling support and creative, personal development workshops.