Take a look at our highlights from 2021/22…
2021/22 was very challenging for young people, but thanks to your help it was still an incredible year for the charity. We developed new services and were able to recruit additional passionate and talented staff to help children in need. We now have a team of more than 100 volunteers and staff.
That means that more children now have someone to turn to when they need help.
Real life stories
What did we achieve in 2021/22 thanks to you?
2,300 young people accessed support when they needed help
More than 2,300 children and young people accessed our one-to-one and group support when they needed help.
Support webinars for parents and carers
We ran 18 parent-facing webinars, supporting parents and carers to understand more about how they can support their child’s mental health and wellbeing.
Youth Support Practitioners supported over 1,000 children in schools
Our Youth Support Practitioners continued to provide high-quality preventative and personalised support to over 1,000 children in schools.
Early Intervention Coordinators in secondary schools
We recruited 3 Early Intervention Coordinators to work in secondary schools across the county; they supported more than 100 children with both group and one-to-one support.
Volunteer Mentors helped over 100 children make positive steps towards their goals
19 new Volunteer Mentors joined the team, meaning we were able to support over 100 students to set goals and make positive steps towards achieving them.
Gardening projects for wellbeing
134 children and young people spent time at our volunteer-led gardening projects to learn new skills and support their wellbeing.
Building young people’s confidence at High Hopes
61 children, young people and their parents and carers took part in our High Hopes programme to build confidence and self-esteem.
Young people made progress towards their personal goals
94% of children and young people surveyed said they had made progress towards their personal goal.
Founder and Chief Executive awarded an MBE
A long-time campaigner and advocate for better and earlier support for children, Chris was awarded an MBE in 2022 in recognition of his work with and for vulnerable young people. Chris has dedicated his life to children and young people since his first volunteer youth work role in the mid 1980s.
“When you listen to me, it makes me feel accepted, understood, important, valued and validated.
It gives me a voice to help me find myself again.
It reminds me that I am not invisible or alone.”
We’d like to offer our sincere thanks as always to everyone who supported Eikon in any way during 2021/22. Our continued success will rely, as ever, on the ongoing commitment of our courageous and faithful team of staff and volunteers and the generosity and kindness of our donors and fundraisers, who ensure children continue to receive our vital support.
Chris Hickford, CEO & Nigel Goddard, Chair