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Supporting Teenage School Anxiety Crewe

Funded on Spacehive 5 June 2023

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Supporting Teenage School Anxiety Crewe

Supporting Teenage School Anxiety Crewe

Hope4More By Hope4More

Art and e-commerce programme aiming to improve the long term prospects of young people struggling to attend school due to anxiety

Crewe Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 05 Jun 2023!

Hope4more will deliver a pilot Art & eCommerce training programme for young people who suffer with anxiety at risk of school refusal in a dedicated facility away from young peoples education setting. The pilot will consist of two 12 week courses, each providing support for 6 young people and running concurrently. We will engage with local companies, professional artists, PCSO who will support our programme giving talks and working with the young people. We will provide additional needs based support through counselling. The inclusive and non hierarchical environment and informal setting aims to make young people more relaxed, less anxious and therefore learn in a safe environment. Young people who are struggling may engage better through 121 and small group work. YP will improve how they learn and develop skills as well as reducing social isolation. The programme aims to improve emotional wellbeing , employability and aims to encourage them to feel empowered and increased pride.

What we'll deliver:

  • Arts programme delivered to vulnerable young people struggling to attend school through anxiety
  • Counselling to support anxiety of young people
  • eCommerce and supply chain training to enhance education and employment outcomes
  • Art exhibitions of young peoples work
  • Personalised retail products created by the young people
  • Professional artist presentations and visits
  • Local business and PCSO visits to build relationships with young people
  • Regular coffee mornings offering support to parents of the young people - often a family in crisis

Why it's a great idea:

The programme will reduce social isolation, engage yp in arts and e-commerce, increase employability as well as emotional wellbeing and increase pride. We aim to work collaboratively with other agencies to help support young people - we will be able to provide counselling to help reduce current waiting lists with other charities as well as CAMHS. We hope that the skills gained by the young people can be used as hobbies as well as helping employability and potentially reduce anti social behaviour, as young people will have alternative ideas to stay occupied. We hope by working with local companies and pcso's we encourage a sense of community. The support group for parents aims to support parents and families - who are often in crisis due to school refusal. The anxiety in school has always been an issue, but has increased drastically since the pandemic. School refusal has a huge impact on families - it can affect the parents employment, mental health and impact on siblings.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase furnishings, materials to deliver each course
  • Staff Elsa trained
  • Open the project to the children

Although we haven't ticked Help the environment here, one of our wishes is to eventually have a venue with outdoor space - as we would like to run an additional programme that works with young people to grow their own vegetables and talks about sustainability. We are extremely passionate about offering this support to families, both founders have lived experience of the affects of school refusal.

Location Crewe

About the space

Sherbourne Road, Crewe


Cheshire East Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,271

Staffing Cost - including counsellor - £10,000 (52%)
Sensory equipment - £3,299 (17%)
Room hire - £2,500 (13%)
Training - safeguarding, elsa - £1,150 (6%)
Counselling & Public liability Insurance - £500 (3%)
Marketing - £500 (3%)
Consumables - £180 (1%)
Other - £1,142 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Staffing Cost - including counsellor
Sensory equipment
Room hire
Training - safeguarding, elsa
Counselling & Public liability Insurance
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Fund additional sessions for the young people in counselling
  • Fund additional consumables for running the next 12 week programme.

Total £19,271

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