The National Lottery has given Listening Ear almost £10,000 funding to set up an Emotional Youth Club.  The club – a UK ‘first’ – will provide social activities as well as group therapy sessions.

Youngsters finishing their counselling often say they want to keep in touch with Listening Ear.

Jayne Hobin-Wright, Listening Ear’s Deputy CEO, said: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting us. We’ll help youngsters build relationships with others facing similar challenges, helping them create a supportive circles of friends.”

The club opens at the end of September 2019, with The National Lottery funding 42 places.  It is open to those who have finished their counselling, with separate clubs for primary and secondary age children.

Listening Ear provides Children and young people’s counselling via  Butterflies, Titanium and DiAmond.