Thank you! So much for supporting our Kind2Mind Fundraiser – raising over £5000 towards mentoring at The Door. Thank you!

“Talking to my mentor really helps me. Before I met you I had nearly given up hope.” – Mentee

A recent NHS survey showed that 1 in 6 young people experience poor mental health and research by University College London showed that those in lowest economic brackets are 4.5 times more likely to have poor mental health.

At The Door we have seen this in real terms in our local communities as the number of young people with poor mental health continues to rise as a result of the cost of living crisis.

Reduced spending power has put strain on households and families leading to missed opportunities, increased stress and more uncertainty about the future.

This has led to a sustained rise in demand across all mental health services including The Door’s mentoring programme which at present cannot meet the level of need in our part of Gloucestershire.

Our amazing mentoring team matches young people aged 11-25 with a trusted adult either in person or over the phone, providing a safe space and non-judgemental listening ear.

Mentors act as positive role models, meeting young people where they are at and journeying with them as they are empowered to move forwards in their lives.

We know this service is life changing but, don’t take our word for it. This is what young people with mentors say:

“The Door is helping me become more confident in myself. It has helped my physical and my mental wellbeing. It’s made me, me.” – Mentee

A key cost in the delivery of this vital work is the staff time needed to assess the needs of young people, sign post to the right support and match them with their volunteer mentor.

This May The Door is aiming to raise £5000 towards the cost of running this important service and needs you to donate!

From midday on Tuesday 14th May to midday on Tuesday 28th May donations towards this part of The Door’s work will be doubled by the Big Give Kind2Mind fund.

So every £1 you donate becomes £2, every £5, £10 and every £50 could be £100!

At The Door we know money is short right now, for everyone, but please do consider what you can give to help keep this incredible service running. Especially because every pound will go twice as far.

Donate today and double your donation to The Door at

Thank you

Kind2Mind 2024

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