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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are once again taking referrals for our Inspire project – please email referrals@motherwellcheshirecio.com or phone 01606 557666
Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates.  
Take care and stay safe! 

Referral Criteria – Area Remit

One-to-One Support – Crewe and Winsford (CW1, CW2 and CW7)

Peer Support – open to Crewe, Winsford and surrounding areas (see below)

Mentoring – Crewe and Winsford

Surrounding areas:

Crewe (surrounding areas) – Nantwich, CW5; Sandbach, CW11; Alsager, ST7; Middlewich, CW10; Tarporley, CW6.   

Winsford (surrounding areas) – Northwich, CW8 & CW9; Middlewich, CW10; Tarporley, CW6.                 

Motherwell Cheshire is a registered charity (1173554) based in Crewe and Winsford and has recently expanded its services thanks to funding by BBC Children in Need. The Inspire Project is supporting girls aged 14-18 through counselling, peer support, mentoring and therapeutic groups.

An initial assessment is completed first to ensure that we find the best support for you.  We can also signpost to local agencies that may be more suitable if we feel we are not the right support for you.

Our outcomes for the service are for girls aged 14 to 18 years to:

1) Feel more positive about themselves 

2) Have improved relationships 

3) Feel more able to cope

Some of the thoughts you maybe feeling or experiencing are as listed below:

Often these feelings are linked to a difficult experience such as negative relationships, abuse, trauma, loss/bereavement, high and unrealistic expectations from self or others, bullying, or isolation. They may not seem connected but exploring through counselling can help make connections. Sometimes you can develop unhealthy coping strategies such as:

These experiences can then reinforce the feelings and emotions listed above and it becomes a cycle difficult to get out of, that you may not even know you are in.

The Inspire Project aims to help you develop perspective on your experience and enable you to create more healthy options to cope with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

We also offer girls and women of all ages the opportunity to be involved as volunteers. Please contact us for more information.

Contact To refer yourself or someone (with their consent) please contact our Referrals Team – referrals@motherwellcheshirecio.com or 01606 557666.

Inspire Newsletter

The Inspire Cheshire newsletter is written by young people for young people. Girls, and boys, in years 5-9 at schools in Crewe, can contribute and the printed newsletter goes out in book bags 4 times a year. In future we hope to get older girls involved as well and to signpost local opportunities and what’s on. We hope that the newsletter will help to improve the self-confidence and mental wellbeing of local girls. 

Questions and Answers

Schools are shut, what changes are being made in response?

Until schools re-open, the newsletter will become digital. It will be emailed to any interested schools to forward to their students. It will also be available direct to parents on request to inspirecheshire@motherwellcheshirecio.com

Do I have to be in years 5-9?

No, not for the digital issues – these are open to any schoolchild in Cheshire.

Do I have to be a student in Crewe?

Digital issues can be sent to any school or parent in Cheshire. Children from across Cheshire can contribute to them. 

If you are wanting to be added to our newsletter mailing list, please email, InspireCheshire@motherwellcheshirecio.com

What do I need to do to be in the newsletter?

Write / draw something that fits our current theme. Email it to inspirecheshire@motherwellcheshirecio.com

Will I definitely get in the newsletter?

We will do our best, but it does depend how many submissions we receive and it must fit the theme!

What is the current theme?

Our current theme is My Future. You can write a story, a poem, an article, a song, a book / film review, draw or paint a picture, make a collage, do an interview….anything that fits the theme! We also have a new letters page – send a letter to a teacher, classmate, friend, family member or even for a politician!

What’s the deadline and when will I see it?

The deadline for submissions is noon on 30th September 2020; the newsletter will be emailed to schools and parents by 17th October 2020.

Missed an issue? Don’t worry you can catch up here! 

Please email inspirecheshire@motherwellcheshirecio.com with any submissions, or queries, or if you are a school who wants to be involved!

We can’t wait to see what ideas you have!

How we have helped our clients

When I joined the inspire project I was struggling with anxiety and that often manifested in me causing harm to myself, through the inspire program I have not only been able to work on my anxiety and learn to manage it but I have also learned healthy coping methods.

Through the inspire project I have also learned to be more open about my feelings, it’s helped me be more honest with my friends and family when I’m feeling down. 

And finally, the inspire program helped me become a better person, it helped me see the toxic parts and people in my life and gave me a safe way to cut them out of it.