Hestia

The Children’s Resilience campaign

Lockdown restrictions have been challenging for all of us. For children who have experienced domestic abuse it’s been incredibly hard, impacting their mental health, education and wellbeing. That is why we are launching our Children’s Resilience campaign to support the mental health and wellbeing of children in our refuges. Your support will mean they don’t get left behind.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (294555)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,000

Amount raised

£24,010

Donations

102

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Lockdown restrictions have been challenging for all of us. For children who have experienced domestic abuse it’s been incredibly hard, impacting their mental health, education and wellbeing and living in one room with their family, isolated from friends, school, and personal belongings. As we return to a sense of normality, and the freedoms of everyday living, we must not forget women and children living in refuges. Their personal lockdown is still ongoing. The last year has highlighted the many challenges and obstacles families have faced.

Solution

That is why we are launching our Children’s Resilience campaign to raise £24,000 to support the mental health and wellbeing of children in our refuges, so they can enjoy dedicated family activities from sports days and picnics in the park to day trips to the coast. Your support will mean they don’t get left behind.

  • “The main worry is school and the anxiety and uncertainty around it. School is the only thing at the moment that gives my children stability and where they feel safe. They both constantly ask when they can go back but I don't even know if they have a place yet."

    — Mum of two living in Hestia's East London refuge.

  • "Some children are already withdrawn and find it hard to mix with others. The lockdown made this situation worse as the children had every excuse to lock themselves away and not interact with anyone. 89% of our mums are worried for the mental health of their children due to lockdown"

    — Siobhan, Children & Family Worker at Hestia

  • “We had cases when some of the service users were presenting COVID 19 symptoms and the whole house had to self-isolate. It was really difficult time especially for children with SEN (autism, ADHD etc) and mothers who had had their movements restricted by their abusers."

    — Claudine, Refuge Manager at Hestia