Elliot’s Place Project
Mental ill health is such a dominating issue within our community, particularly in young men.
Empowerments core mission is based on community belonging and during the pandemic we have seen a rise in those reaching out for support.
Suicide is a subject that we know can cause devastating effects not only for those experiencing these thoughts but for the families and friends too. Chronic isolation plays a huge part in this and the enforced lockdown has exacerbated loneliness in young people.
Our teams work on a daily basis to help rebuild these community connections that were once there or empower those communities that are experiencing a disconnect due to being labelled as ‘High Risk’.
Together with family, friends and strangers we have raised enough money to build a support space, specifically for young men, who are struggling with their mental health. The space created at the Empowerment Sanctuary is called ‘Elliot’s Place’ in memory of Elliot Taylor, who tragically took his own life after battling with mental health and having nowhere to turn for immediate help.
Elliot’s Place isn’t just a building it is the start of system change, young men empowering other young men and an opportunity for people to make real life changes.
Fundraising for Elliot's Place
Walking the 3 Peaks for men’s mental health!
Fundraising Swim for Elliot’s Place 2022!
On the 16th July 2022 Deborah Terras will attempt to swim 7.5 miles in the Aquasphere Chillswim challenge to raise money for Elliot’s Place Project.
Deborah, a local youth and community worker, will complete the full length of lake Ullswater with the route starting at the south of the lake in Glenridding and finishing at the North end just outside Pooley Bridge at Parkfoot Holiday Park.
“This is by no means an easy swim and I will need to maintain a steady pace and ensure my nutrition is spot on to complete the task. Need to ensure my resilience is strong and that I keep calm. Please help me raise money for Elliot’s place, which is very close to my heart.”
Here is the video from Deborah about the challenge Elliot’s Place Fundraising Swim
To make a donation see here
Elliot's Place : Our Journey So Far
Elliot's Place: The Building
A VISUAL TIMELINE OF ELLIOT’S PLACE BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Elliot's Place: Fundraising
These are the projects and items you can buy to help fundraise for this project
Fundraising For Elliot’s Place
Are you organizing a fundraising event? Do you need support with this?
We have various tools to ensure that your event runs smoothly as well as fundraising packs to help you raise awareness for this amazing project!
Please get in touch here to order a kit or discuss ideas.
Elliots Place: Blog
Read about the inspiring people we work with and how to get involved
Disclaimer: I was blackmailed into running this Marathon by Mike Crowther, the CEO of Empowerment, who messaged me saying ‘if you sign up to run
Ryan Bradshaw from Back Room Music Booth event management speaks to Empowerment about their event on Sunday 26/09/21 in Manchester. We’re very excited to be
Our appeal to the Blackpool Community for Elliot’s Place Empowerment Charity are currently fundraising to create a space that will help young men in our