Helping children to heal from emotional trauma

by CLEAR in Truro, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st September 2020 we successfully raised £3,001 with 34 supporters in 88 days

Supporting children affected by abuse and emotional trauma during Covid-19 restrictions

by CLEAR in Truro, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

£6000 would enable us to provide therapy for 40 children - that would be a fantastic achievement and make such a difference for children, young people and their families. 


Clear About CLEAR

Here at CLEAR we have a great team of therapists who are specifically trained to help children and young people aged 0-18 to heal from the hurt and harm caused by abuse and other forms of emotional trauma. We are a registered charity and your support matters.

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Help us to help a child

We know that many children will be adversely affected by the restrictions arising from Covid-19. Whether that is increased risk of abuse to themselves, exposure to domestic abuse of family members; anxiety about parents or family members at risk because they are key workers; or trauma arising from separation and loss. We can help those children and young people through a range of trauma-focused and creative therapies, but we need your help to do so. Achieving our funding goal would make a real difference to the lives of 20 children. We have some fabulous and unique rewards - check out the pictures at the end of our story.

       "It helps talking about what has happened, it has made me feel stronger inside" 

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The difference we can make

Providing therapeutic support at the right time can make a huge difference for children who are anxious and afraid or have feelings of guilt and shame about things that are not their fault. Those feelings can affect all aspects of life, from relationships at home and at school, to physical health and emotional wellbeing. Therapy can help children to process their thoughts and feelings, to build trust and to develop strategies to continue to feel safe when therapy has ended. This means that children will be more likely to make successful transitions into and between schools, to make friends, to be more confident and emotionally resilient. Every £150 we raise will make a huge difference to the life of a child.

                        “It isn’t possible to put a figure on the value of the help”

CLEAR has 12 years experience of working with children and our service is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means we meet high standards of clinical practice, safeguarding and good governance. We are the only accredited children's therapy service in Cornwall and one of only 3 in the South West. 

“I now feel a new normal person after a very long time being locked away in myself, it is lovely to be free.”

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The children we support often produce artwork, music and creative writing to express their feelings as part of their healing process.  The examples we've shared help to illustrate the journey that children and young people make through therapy. With your support we can help more children to start that journey. 

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Our Rewards

We'd  like to say a huge thank-you to the crafty makers who have donated some unique rewards for our project. Please take a look, we hope you enjoy them!

Tag it! Lovely hand-drawn tags - 5 in a set: Choose between multi use or a Christmas selection!

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Gift a bit of Cornish beach: A set of 5 tags made from the gifts of the Cornish coast. No two sets are the same. We can't show you them all so will select a set at random. They are all beachy!

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One-of-a-kind cards: Set of 5 cards, hand-drawn. Made from recycled materials. No words inside so use for any occasion. 

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Porthkreft pictures: One-off framed "Beach Craft" pictures made from sea glass, sea pottery and other interesting items from the shores of the beaches in St.Ives and Haylein Cornwall. Your reward will be a lucky-dip from the range of styles donated to us for this project.

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Other ways to help

Visit the 'donate' page of our website to see how people and organisations are helping CLEAR in lots of different ways, and get in touch if you would like to find out more

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Tag it!

Totally unique tags that will make any gift look fabulous. Made from recycled card and hand-decorated. Choose between multi-use tags and a Christmas selection! There are 5 tags in each set. Check-out the pictures on our project page!

£10 or more

A gift from the sea

A set of 5 tags made from shells and sea glass. Unique and beautiful, each set will be randomly selected. Check out the pictures in our project story!

£15 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Greetings!

A set of 5 hand-drawn cards made from recycled materials. Each card if different and no two sets are the same. The cards are blank inside so are suitable for all occasions. We've posted some pics but we can't include them all so will send a random selection.

£15 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Feeling Lucky?

We have an Aladdin's cave of lovely gifts donated by our kind supporters. Select this option and receive a surprise gift - we've got candles and socks, soap and art sets and everything in between! What will yours be?

£20 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Porthkreft Pictures

Porthkreft is Cornish for 'Beach Craft' and these lovely pictures are made from sea glass and sea pottery collected on the beaches of St.Ives and Hayle in Cornwall. Each one is totally unique. There are a range of sizes and styles from boats to flowers - choose your style and we'll select a picture for you! There are some examples on our project page

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Train your team

Aimed at businesses and organisations who want to support the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Tap into our training courses for a domestic abuse awareness session; Connect 5 (5 ways to wellbeing); safeguarding (adults or children). Delivered online for up to 20 people, we can tailor our timings to met your needs.

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