The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Mental health
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Eikon is Surrey’s largest youth services charity and has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing preventative and long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families. 

Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society.

 

Activities

Our Services We offer a wide range of programmes aimed at promoting well-being and resilience, and preventing mental ill-health for young people, including:

  • Youth specialist support in seven secondary schools and training of wellbeing ambassadors in 23 schools;
  • Youth centre sessions in 10 locations and sports delivery from several venues;
  • A Smart Moves programme to build resilience of young people during their transition from primary to secondary school;
  • Leading a Surrey and Borders Partnership’s CAMHS programme, providing a high volume, value for money, 1-to-1 prevention and early intervention service that stops emerging well-being issues from developing into serious mental health concerns.
  • Whole School Wellbeing - Currently being piloted in two schools prior to rolling out across Surrey.
  • Head Smart - A peer led training and development campaign to establish young person wellbeing ambassadors in secondary schools;
  • An extensive and accredited mentoring programme;
  • A Youth Council;
  • Intensive work with individuals in three boroughs; outreach youth work on the street and from our bus;
  • Residentials and trips; targeted youth work with specific groups.

Our Impact The number of young people we have supported, both directly and indirectly, has continued to grow significantly. We have trained many more frontline educational professionals in our Smart Moves Programme and in two years have covered 64% of primary schools in Surrey and 88% of secondary schools. In total Eikon ran 35 different projects during the financial year 2017-18 reaching over 31,000 children and young people.  

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