Coronavirus is changing all of our lives but it is the most deprived communities in our region that will suffer the most. It is vital that children, babies, young people and families across the North East can access our support now and in the months to come. To do this we need your help.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (222041)
I found the counselling fantastic. It meant I could talk to somebody about my frustrations.
I would definitely encourage other young people to become Peer Mentors – knowing you’re helping change someone’s life for the better is priceless!
Before the birth, you feel as if you're going to have this amazing bond and you're going to be the best mam ever. But for me, it just wasn't like that. Peter showed me that it wasn't that I was doing anything wrong - I was just trying too hard to love Jenson and not letting it come naturally.
In the North East, one in three children lives in poverty. In addition to this, over the last ten years we have seen rises in the number of children and young people facing mental health issues, family breakdown, isolation, domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, unemployment and more. Following the spread of Covid-19 our vital work is needed now more than ever in the region as the pandemic has amplified these issues, making a huge and detrimental impact on those in need in the North East.
We were founded in 1891 and have always been here to support children across the region where it’s needed most. As we approach our 130th anniversary in 2021, we will sadly see the longer term implications of Covid-19. In addtion to our existing front line work, we have introduced new support, including providing food parcels to families, distributing resource packs and tech to children, establishing a domestic abuse helpline, and setting up a support line for parents and expectant parents.
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