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Port Support

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Port Support

Port Support

Healthbox CIC By Healthbox CIC

"Port Support: Ellesmere Port's 1-2-1 counseling support service. Dedicated to uplifting our local youth, we navigate challenges together, fostering resilience and hope.

Ellesmere Port Fundraising stage

pledged of £9,621
days left

"Introducing the Port Support, a devoted initiative focused on providing one-to-one counselling for the youth of Ellesmere Port. We understand the unique challenges that our young people face - the struggles, the uncertainties, the pressure. In response, we've teamed up with Healthbox CIC to deliver professional, tailored counselling services, conducted by qualified counsellors, to help them navigate through these life challenges. At Port Support, we're committed to providing a safe and empathetic environment where young minds can express their worries, fears, and hopes. Each individual will receive bespoke support and guidance to foster emotional resilience, improve mental health and build self-esteem. We believe that every young person should have access to the support they need to realise their potential, and through this crowdfunder, you can help us make this a reality.

What we'll deliver:

  • deliver 225 1-2-1 counselling session for young people

Why it's a great idea:

The Port Support Project not only offers immediate assistance but long-term benefits for Ellesmere Port's youth. Providing 225 one-to-one counselling sessions; Immediate Support: Every session offers a safe space for our youth to voice their feelings, challenges, and fears. This immediate outlet can often alleviate pressing emotional and mental burdens. Building Resilience: With consistent counselling, we teach coping mechanisms, fostering resilience against life's adversities. Improved Mental Health: Healthbox CIC's qualified counsellors offer strategies to combat depression, anxiety, and stress, leading to enhanced overall mental well-being. Boosted Self-Esteem: Young people acquire tools to build self-confidence, essential for navigating life's challenges. Skill Development: Each session teaches vital life skills like effective communication, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence. Strengthened Community: Offering support to our youth ensures a healthier communities

Steps to get it done:

  • We will start counselling with an additional 10 young people by December 2023

Prevention Over Cure: Early intervention can prevent more serious mental health issues in the future. By providing immediate access to counselling, we can reduce long-term community healthcare burdens. Empowering the Next Generation: Our young people are the future of Ellesmere Port. Investing in their mental well-being now will lead to more engaged, active, and positive community members in the years to come. Economic Benefits: Improved mental health can translate into better academic performance and future job prospects. This, in turn, strengthens our local economy and reduces potential future costs related to unemployment or underemployment. Bridging Gaps: Accessible counselling can bridge socio-economic gaps. Regardless of background or financial situation, every young person in Ellesmere Port deserves the same chance to succeed. Continuous Growth: Our collaboration with Healthbox CIC ensures that our counselling techniques remain updated, ensuring the best possible support.

Location Ellesmere Port

About the space

Ellesmere Port


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,621

Counselling - £9,000 (94%)
Other - £621 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

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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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £9,621

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