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!

Another amazing group of young men are taking on the National 3 Peaks challenge in June! Christian and his friends Tom, George, Rob, Dan and Warren will climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours.
Christian says:
We chose Elliot’s Place Project as this was set up to help young men in our local town of Blackpool who are struggling with mental health. We wanted to raise money for a charity that supports issues that have affected all of us in one way or another.
Please help us to achieve our target. No matter how much you donate your donation is greatly appreciated.
To donate please click here

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

Before the project began - Building plans drawn up by S Jones Containers
Day 1 - The space was an unloved area of the Empowerment Garden
Day 2 - A very kind donation from Kevin and his team at Town & Country starting to dig the space to lay the foundations for Elliot's Place building
Day 3 - the space is dug out to be prepared for the concrete
Day 4 - The Concrete arrived and work started to strengthen the foundations
Day 5 - The concrete is set and the crane arrives with the building

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