The Moving on Project is a charity providing free confidential counselling and support for 11-25 year-olds in Fareham and Gosport, and is Cobweb’s nominated 2019 Christmas charity.
Emma Jobling, Head of the Cobweb team, says, “Based at the X-perience Youth Centre in Fareham, The Moving On Project was set up in 1995, and provides much needed support for 11-25 year-olds in the local area.
“Having read about the work of the charity, we were privileged to be able to visit the centre this morning, and it’s hard to find the words to express just how impressed we are with what they do.”
The charity provides support for children and young adults experiencing bereavement, depression, bullying, anger issues or self-harm, or coping with addiction, dysfunctional families, learning difficulties, OCD, or autism-related issues.
Emma continues, “In 2019, the charity supported more than 800 children and young adults, through providing 1,500 individual sessions, and with an average 94.7% improvement in mental health over the course of their sessions.
“It’s amazing, to think of the support this organisation is providing, and why at Cobweb we decided to donate to such a worthy charity rather than send cards and gifts to our customers.
“We will also be supporting the project in the forthcoming year - helping with volunteering opportunities as well as holding regular events to raise money throughout the year.”
On receiving Cobweb’s cheque for £1,500 this morning, Thursday 19 December 2019, Lynne Martin, Manager at the Moving on Project said, “It is wonderful to have the support of a business who cares about the mental health of young people and we are very excited about working with Cobweb in 2020, when we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary year.”
The image shows Emma (left) and The Moving on Project counsellor, Katie Magro.