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Stress Awareness Week 2021

Stress Awareness Week 2021

What Is Stress?Stress is a response to the pressures that we can feel in our lives. We all feel stressed from time to time, but sometimes it can pile up and leave us feeling overwhelmed and out of control.   When people take on too much stress over a long period...

Black History Month: Race & Mental Health

Black History Month: Race & Mental Health

October is Black History Month in the UK. Ignite Life strives to ensure that its services are accessible to all despite any racial, economic, or social barriers that may be present. This blog post explores the link between racial discrimination and mental health. In...

Universal Credit Cuts

Universal Credit Cuts

Universal Credit Cuts: The devastating factsUniversal Credit is a payment to help people with their living costs. These individuals may include people on a low income, people who are out of work, and those who cannot or are unable to work. In the U.K, more than 5.5...

Back To School Anxiety

Back To School Anxiety

BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY: HOW PARENTS/CARERS CAN HELPGoing back to school can be an extremely stressful time for many young people. A new school year usually comes with many worries and some anxiety. Dr. Martin Burch, in her article, explained that ‘back to school’...

Charity 500 Mile Cycle

Charity 500 Mile Cycle

On July 24th, my stepdad Michael and I set off on a 500-mile cycle along Scotland’s famous North Coast 500 route. Our mission? To raise money for Ignite Life’s counselling service.   We raised over £2,300! So I’ll start by thanking everyone who supported us. And not...

Youth Mental Health in the UK

Youth Mental Health in the UK

Mental Health is a topic that is often avoided, largely due to how stigmatized it is. Given how widespread mental health issues are, this avoidance is both strange and dangerous. The Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) reported in 2017 that around 300...

Response to school closures

Response to school closures

In late-March, with the UK moving into lockdown and schools across the country closing, it was clear that many families would struggle to access food and essential items. When the government revealed its intention to provide families with food vouchers to replace free...

Andy and Maya run the Bristol 10K and Raise £277!

Andy and Maya run the Bristol 10K and Raise £277!

Massive shout-out this weekend to the team from Ignite Life. Andy and Maya smashed the Bristol 10K in impressive time. We are very grateful for all their fundraising work, and the preparation and hard work that went into this event.   Thank you both for raising...

Ignite Life Launches

Ignite Life Launches

We are incredibly proud to say that as of January 2019, Ignite Life is now a registered charity. Now we can begin our work of fundraising, finding partners and supporters all in order to help young people in England and Wales to reach their potential. Education is the...