At Ignite Life, we support young people and families by providing holistic care tailored to individual needs.
Ignite focuses on relieving the needs of disadvantaged and/or marginalised young people through supporting with wellbeing and mental health, educational support, food poverty, family support, access to sport and other life changing opportunities and addressing economic inequalities.
Mentoring provides 1:1 support to help build nurturing relationships, self-esteem and help young people to thrive. Our mentors provide life changing experiences while supporting with education and socialisation.
Our counselling offers 1:1 sessions for young people and family support counselling. We provide a safe and accessible space for young people to overcome adversity and learn a tool kit to manage future challenges.
Our food services provide food and essential items to families in food poverty. We deliver weekly food parcels and have a food bank in Staple Hill. We also provide supported volunteer opportunities for young people.
By choosing Ignite to support for your fundraising challenges, you are supporting the young people and families who often go unheard and overlooked.
Your generous donations, big or small, make a huge difference on the lives of many. Just £20 provides two families with food for a week.
Volunteering your time helps us reach more members of our community, whether that’s 2 hours or a full day, in our food bank or supporting with social media.
Ignite is working towards long-term change and campaigning will help us achieve this. With your help we can raise awareness and make a greater difference.Learn more...
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There is a lot going on in the world right now and if you are struggling to cope with strong feelings and emotions, or if you have experienced some challenging times, can refer yourself for counselling with Ignite Life. Get in contact with us and we will walk you through how to get mental health support.Get In Contact
Mentoring can help vulnerable and isolated young people to regain confidence and build self-esteem. Our mentoring services support young people who are not having their needs met elsewhere. We are able to build safe relationships and encourage new experiences, all while supporting with wellbeing, socialisation, education support and access to physical activity.
If you are supporting a young person who would benefit from our mentoring services, find out more here or get in contact with us.
Ignite has two different types of counselling services, 1:1 counselling for young people and family support counselling. Our 1:1 counselling for young people is adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of each young person. We follow a person-centred approach and use play therapy, art therapy and talk therapy. We aim to create an accessible space which removes any of the intimidation that 1:1 counselling can bring, therefore, we encourage young people to take part in activities that they enjoy while having their counselling, such as cooking, crafts and games.
Our family support counselling allows a 1-2 family members to access counselling support with their young person while engaging in positive and meaningful experiences such as cooking and crafts.
If you are supporting a young person or family who would benefit from our counselling services, find out more here or get in contact with us.
Our food support services help families in food poverty by helping them to access food and essential items such as toiletries, sanitary products, and cleaning products. Ignite delivers weekly food parcels and opened a food bank in August 2022. Our food bank does not require a referral or vouchers, we aim to be accessible to all. All people need to do is come during our opening hours, meet with a volunteer and they will be supported with a shop.
If you are supporting a family who would benefit from our food support services, find out more here or get in contact.
If you would like to refer your child or the young person you care for to our counselling service, please get in contact with us and we will help you with this.
Family relationships can be challenging too, and if you would like to refer yourself and your young person to our family support counselling service, please get in contact.
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Our mentoring service supports young people with a range of complex needs to build self-esteem and confidence while helping with socialisation and education. Find out more about our mentoring here.
If you would like to enquire about your child, or the young person you care for, accessing our mentoring please get in touch with us.
Ignite Life has a food bank in Staple Hill. If you are struggling with the rising cost of living and feeding your family, please come a visit is at:
41 High Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5HD
If you have any questions or want to donate food, please get in touch.
Your generous donation will help us provide a better start in life for vulnerable young people.
Ignite is run solely on donations, fundraisers and grants, so your continued support has a huge positive impact on the lives of many.
Volunteering is hugely important for the continuation of Ignite's support and there are many different volunteer opportunities available. Contact us to find out more.
There are many ways you can fundraise for Ignite and help raise money and awareness of our services.
Get in touch with us if you would like some more ideas on how you can creatively fundraise for us!
Ignite believes in raising the voices of the people we support.
We are working hard to include young people and families in the design of our services to ensure we are constantly listening and responding to their wants and needs.
Their stories are important to us and we will always provide the time and space to listen to them.
Ignite provided mentoring sessions to H during school holidays which included trips such as GoApe! H has autism and anxiety challenges and with the support of his two amazing mentors, and the donations we have received, we were able to provide life changing opportunities which gave H the chance to overcome anxieties of trying new things!
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Whether you are a young person needing support, you are a family member or carer, you support a young person or family, or you want to get involved in any way, get in contact with us!