Kernos Receives £16,000 Grant to Help Vulnerable Local Children and Young People

The Kernos Centre endeavours to supplement gaps in the statutory counselling provision for local children and young people struggling with emotional and psychological problems. This aim is often hampered by lack of specific funding.

Now, thanks to a £16,000 grant from the Children & Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Fund – developed by West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Clinical Commissioning Groups, along with Suffolk County Council, and managed by the Suffolk Community Foundation – vulnerable youngsters will be able to receive on-going help from Kernos in a timely and appropriate way.

This welcome funding will provide around 800 face to face counselling sessions for children, young people and their parents, providing safe, non-judgemental opportunities for them to talk about and process difficult life situations, build resourcefulness and make positive changes to their lives.

Chris Boatwright, Clinical Director of Kernos, is clear: “Early intervention is key to preventing psychological problems which can affect the life chances of children and young people. This grant will make an enormous difference by providing secure funding that will enable us to assist, in a timelier manner, those with mental health and other challenges who are referred to Kernos.”

If you would like to help the Centre’s work with children, young people and their parents by supplementing this vital funding – you can do so either by:

1) sending a cheque, made out to Kernos Centre’, 32-34 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AG


2) clicking on the Donate Now’ button at the top of the this page, and following the instructions

If you are a taxpayer, your contribution could also be eligible for Gift Aid – which means that every £10 contributed is worth £12.50 to us. For a Gift Aid Declaration form, please contact us – either at the above address or by e-mail at