I’m Julie Cottenden and my work with CHEXS is not actually work, it is a passion!
I love seeing children and young people develop their skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
Helping them acknowledge that they can achieve great things with some determination and support is hugely rewarding.
CHEXS always say that….
“Everyone has a gift, they may just need a little help to find it.” Throughout a child/young person’s life there will be up’s and down’s that as parents we all worry about. Usually these are phases that pass by without due concern and we put it down to growing up!
Sometimes however, the young person may need extra support
to cope with these difficulties and that is where the GROWTH project comes into it’s own.
The GROWTH Project
The CHEXS team travel along the GROWTH journey with the child or young person building trust by giving them a meaning and purpose and a sense of belonging.
My role is to coordinate and develop the GROWTH programme
giving children and young people in our community the opportunity to have a say in the activities and services CHEXS provides.
Raising the funds for the CHEXS projects is also rewarding work that I undertake. Every penny we receive
goes straight back into supporting the families and making their lives more fulfilling. We give opportunities to improve their situations, which for some can be very challenging.