Change Birmingham Brief therapy, has received a grant of £10,000 for our Schools Resilience Project which is funded by the Fairer Futures Fund, which is managed by BVSC and funded by Birmingham City Council, on behalf of Birmingham Place Committee (BSOL Integrated Care System).

The fund is a charitable initiative that supports projects that aim to improve the well-being and opportunities of disadvantaged children and youth.

 The grant will enable Change Birmingham Brief therapy to offer group counselling sessions to students in schools in the inner city areas. The sessions will focus on helping the students cope with stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and other common mental health issues. The sessions will be based on the principles of solution-focused brief therapy, a form of therapy that emphasises the strengths and resources of the clients and helps them find positive and lasting solutions to their problems.

The project manager of Change Birmingham Brief therapy, Fiona Taylor, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from the Fairer Futures Fund. We believe that our group counselling approach can make a real difference in the lives of young people who are struggling with various challenges. We hope that by providing them with a safe and supportive space to share their experiences and learn new skills, we can help them improve their mental health and well-being.”

 The project will run for 8 months, starting from September 2023.