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Benefits of counselling

Benefits of counselling

Key Benefits of CounsellingHardships in life are unavoidable and during tough times, having someone to turn to can make all the difference in our lives. Counselling, despite being commonly seen as a sign of weakness, only indicates strength – as the willingness to...

Child Poverty in Bristol

Child Poverty in Bristol

Child Poverty in Bristol  There were more than 4 million children living in poverty in the United Kingdom in 2019/20¹ with data showing parts of Central and South Bristol to have more than 25% of the children living in low-income families². Child poverty rates were...

COVID-19 and Young People’s Mental Health

COVID-19 and Young People’s Mental Health

COVID-19 and Young People's Mental HealthAfter two consecutive years of lockdowns and restrictions, it is no surprise that this global health crisis remains to be unnatural to humankind. As social beings, we're meant to be around each other, making connections - which...

Winter and Food Poverty

Winter and Food Poverty

The winter months can be challenging for manyIgnite Life has teamed up with Mikko Games to fundraise money and donations to create winter parcels for families in food poverty. We want to make the challenging winter months special for those most vulnerable and support...

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...