The Open Door Centre is thrilled to be granted £2,500 by The Pixel Fund who's progressive approach to funding and supportive role throughout the application process is not only refreshing but fills us with a great deal of confidence whilst we look forward to working closely with the team over the grant period.
The Pixel Fund is generously supporting The Therapy Garden and its Green School. The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity, that uses gardening to generate positive change. We work with adults and teenagers with mental health challenges, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Our grant from the Pixel fund will help us to support teenage & young mothers with mental health problems during pregnancy & in the first year following birth. Young parents are 3 times more likely to experience difficulties (Public Health England 2016); dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation.
In recent years, The Pixel Fund has generously supported the work of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Most recently they granted £10,000 in total towards a four year research project, which advanced a promising potential genetic therapy for the childhood muscle-wasting condition: spinal muscular atrophy. We are delighted and extremely grateful to receive the support of The Pixel Fund once again…
We are an independent local mental health charity operating in West Sussex. Our work is driven by the needs and experiences of people with a mental health problem. We provide information and support to anyone experiencing mental health issues and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
In 2016 the Pixel Fund supported the development of a paper-based toolkit to help autistic people self-manage their anxiety. In partnership with King’s College London and with the further support of the Pixel Fund, Autistica will translate this toolkit into a mobile app, allowing us to offer personalised support for autistic people suffering from anxiety nationwide.
The Pixel Fund is supporting our Reach Out home support service with the aim of recruiting an additional 40 volunteers over the coming year. Reach Out is a free service that places volunteers with families who are struggling with autism. Volunteers are well trained and supported by a behaviour specialist, and the volunteers themselves have a range of backgrounds including psychology students and speech and language therapists.
People with MS often have difficulty doing basic things, like walking, talking, writing and concentrating. Many get chronically depressed, can have problems with their eye-sight and have trouble sleeping. Researchers have found that when people are first diagnosed with MS they often show “post-traumatic symptoms”.
The Pixel Fund has generously supported our HD Specialist Service - a network of eight regional Huntington’s disease Specialist teams across Scotland who ensure the needs of individuals and families are understood by providing specialist assessment, ensure that person-centred support that is right for each individual is in place by acting as care coordinators, supporting other agencies and improving quality of support through training and education.