Youth Options

Reaching Potential

After a difficult year, children and young people across Hampshire need us more than ever. By offing bespoke activities and focusing on the importance of being outdoors, we aim to help them address the issues they are facing, build their confidence, and encourage them to make positive decisions.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1056463)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£6,091

Donations

61

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The pandemic has been tough for children and young people. On top of anxiety about Covid-19, there has been a significant change in routine, changes to education, and the lack of social interaction is affecting social and emotional capabilities. Many have spent long periods indoors without access to nature which is known to negatively affect mental health and wellbeing. These young people need support for issues that have resulted from, or been made worse by, the pandemic.

Solution

We will offer individually tailored support to address the issues faced by children and young people. Working with those most in need, we will offer 1 to 1 and group support, building up trusting relationships and giving participants the opportunity to realise that they are more capable than they thought. Research shows that spending time outdoors is vital to mental wellbeing, and as such we will offer the change to engage with Outdoor Learning.

  • If everyone took care of children the way you all do, there would be no need for foster carers and the world would be a better place.

    — Foster Carer

  • If it wasn’t for Youth Options, with the background of my life, I wouldn’t have been able to experience and learn half the things I needed or wanted to learn going through my life.

    — Care Leaver

  • Youth Options has given me a relationship with my daughter that I haven't had in 14 years. If it does nothing more, that's more than enough for me!

    — Parent

  • Your positivity and willingness to work with all young people stands out to me and other professionals who I speak to.

    — Advisor, Virtual College