Project information

Early Emotional Wellbeing Support for Children

Think Children must continually raise funds to sustain this effective early help for children aged 4-11 with emerging emotional, behavioural and social issues. Our aim is to reach as many children as possible and fill a gap in services to prevent issues from getting worse and harder to solve.

July 2016 - July 2018

Charity information

Think Children

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  • Need


    A gap in services for vulnerable young children who are experiencing a range of issues such as:-
    bereavement, separation and loss
    violence in the family
    poor health
    low self esteem/confidence
    health issues
    family breakdown
    exposure to crime
    social exclusion


    By giving a child with emerging emotional, social or behavioural difficulties early support at the onset of a problem. Our one to one sessions allow them to work through what is important to them and provide them with the coping skills to deal with the difficulties they face, enabling them to be more confident, feel more in control of their lives and help them to break away from engrained social attitudes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Support young children in Nottinghamshire with emerging emotional, social or behavioural issues


    » Provide one to one 'Emotional Wellbeing' sessions to children from a wide range of issues to give them the tools to be more emotionally resilient

    Externally verified evaluation will demonstrate that benefits continue to accrue after intervention. Feedback from the service user, the schools, parents/carers and the facilitator

  • Impact


    Calmer happier children better able to communicate their problems/ feelings and
    build positive relationships
    Increased confidence/self esteem therefore better able to achieve socially and academically.
    Less likely to drift into a life of crime, anti-social behaviour, vandalism and drugs
    Increased school attendance and less likely to be excluded
    Ability to understand their emotions, events they experience and their situations in life.


    Too many referrals- Prioritise or increase the hours of exsisting sessions workers (we have the capacity at present) if funding available
    Reduced funding - project will have to be scaled back less children supported while seek alternative funding streams and keep as diverse as possible.
    Other organisations offering a familar service - collaborative working


    Annual report with update letter
    Newsletter twice a year
    Feedback from service users (anonymous)
    Informed of the difference their donation has made
    Presentations to donors and invitation to AGM
    Engagement through social media

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,454

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,210 Field Work Costs Sessional Fees
      £1,102 Field Work Cost EWF training and deployment costs
      £1,128 Field Work Cost Quality Assurance/practice tutor
      £2,508 Operational/Activ Travel to sessions/communication/toy kit
      £1,592 monitoring/evaluation Quality Assurance/Resources Manager
      £3,974 Management Project Management/Governance
      £1,940 Man/overheads Liability Ins/Licence Nat ins Pension Premises

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Schools Funding £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    This project will be based across Nottinghamshire, including often hard to reach communities in areas of multiple deprivation. The one to one Emotional Wellbeing sessions will be delivered into the child's primary school but the parents/carers will have the opportunity to select an alternative venue if required. We aim to meet the needs of the community we serve.


    Children aged 4-11 living mainly in areas of high multiple deprivation across Nottinghamshire who fall below statutory levels of intervention, before issues become harder and costlier to solve.
    Investing in early intervention can have a profound impact on the final outcome of some of the most vulnerable children. We want to give them a fairer chance in life.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a proven track record of success with independent follow up evaluations showing 80% of children we support experience fundamental positive changes. Last year we supported 384 children across Nottinghamshire.
    This is a needs led project evolved from listening to the local community and taking the service to the child in a non-stigmatising method.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Emotional Wellbeing Facilitators

    Delivering up to 12 one to one sessions of emotional wellbeing facilitation. Local grassroots people to whom the children relate.