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Dream – Believe – Achieve

Confidence Through Creativity

 

Anstee Bridge is an alternative learning programme for young people aged 16+ facing emotional challenges that cause them to struggle and disengage from education.

Our programme provides bespoke support for young people with a range of emotional and social issues, helping them to cope with the pressures of their final year of education.

 

We achieve this through a holistic approach that links every aspect of a young person’s care including:

 

  • Emotional support and coaching to help young people find a post-16 destination.
  • Life skills, including healthy eating and looking after sexual health.
  • A programme of creative activities to build confidence and increase mental well-being

Our aim is to ensure our young people complete the programme with an increased level of confidence and self-esteem so that they want to re-engage with education in an appropriate post-16 destination.

How We’re Funded

Anstee Bridge is part of Achieving for Children. The project was set up in 2008 with funding from Kingston Borough Council and is now partly funded through the dedicated schools grant. This means that we are always looking for help with funding, for new supplies to support our learning environment, and for the dedication of volunteers to help us encourage and inspire our students to enjoy a fun, fulfilling and successful future.

Find out how you can help us – it is probably easier than you think!

 

You can read all about what we do here.

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Happy Stories

I was a young helpless teen who always always found trouble no matter how good my intentions was ! I struggled with self confidence and self worth and never could imagine for filling my dreams. I went to school every day and hated it it felt like prison I would struggle with school work and instead of getting help my emotional barrier would go up and my anger would kick in I hated being told what to do. As teenagers do I had a lot of self confidence issues and hated my body and myself all together. I got bullied at school for my weight and my looks which lead me down a very steep slope. Read more..
My life when Katherine reached out to me was struggling, I felt like everything around me was failing; I had no motivation to make it better. My mum was battling long-term depression, my dad was recovering from a heart attack and my school attendance had suffered from the time off I needed to deal with all this. On top of all this education welfare were prosecuting my father because of my poor attendance. I felt that my school gave me no support, or just not enough that I needed. If I didn’t wake up and notice the hole I was digging myself I would have ended up in a pit I wouldn’t have been able to get out of. Read more..

You can read many more Happy Stories here.