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Join our team of professionals in a safe and non-judgmental space for on the day advice and support, if you are worried about your child’s mental health in any way or if you want your child to come and see someone on the day without an appointment. We will be holding these sessions regularly, further dates to be announced. 

There is no need to book although you may register your interest here if you would like.

These sessions take place at our hub on Friar Gate in Derby.

Please email or call 01332 600827 if you have any questions.


Compassionate Crafts

Compassionate Crafts is a Bridge the Gap self-funded project to offer a safe space for children to access, with kind and compassionate adults. Children access therapeutic crafts whilst having a safe space to talk and be listened to. 

Children also gently learn about emotions through the end of session circle time where children can discuss and complete pages in their 'Coping with Emotions' activity book.

These 6 sessions are delivered by our wonderful volunteers, trained and supported by Bridge the Gap.

We deliver the sessions at schools and in the community, new after school dates soon to be confirmed, we will update the booking page and send an email to everyone when they are confirmed.


Free Parent Drop-in Session

Bridge the Gap started by accessing community rooms and cafes and offering a safe and supportive space for parents to seek advice and support around concerns they have for their child, this has remained at the heart of our service but has had to adapt over the years.

Please visit our book online page for details of dates, just click the 'parents' tab at the top for a list of upcoming times and venues.

You can just drop-in anytime between the hours specified or register you interest by clicking the button below and going through our BOOK ONLINE page.

If you have any questions then please get in touch.

Adult and Child Sessions

We are committed to creating sessions that support children's (and parents) emotional education!  Did you know that EQ (emotional intelligence) has been proven to be a greater indicator of long-term outcomes than IQ? When it comes to supporting child mental health a quality emotional education is vital.
 Whether your child struggles to understand their anger, is a worrier and experiences lots of anxiety, or maybe they have low self-esteem or struggle with sleep? These sessions are perfect for them.
They are also PERFECT for parents and carers to access proactively in order to support a child's emotional development. We create these sessions for children of all ages so explore what we have available, both online and in person by checking our BOOK ONLINE page.
We also deliver these online over 4 weeks, parents and children can watch live or access the recording afterwards.  Please call us on 01332 600827 if you have any questions.

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family hubs

Support with self care, sleep, loneliness, children's big feelings, or behaviours. You're welcome.
Do you feel nervous about attending on your own? Register and someone will be in touch to greet you outside before you come in.


Bridge the Gap are pleased to be supporting Derby City Family Hubs by delivering sessions for expectant and new parents who have other children under the age of five, if you fall outside of this criteria but you feel the sessions would benefit you then please come along. 

The sessions will be a lovely way for you speak to people who care access support with self-care, or you can come for the activities and story time for the children, either way you will be very welcome.

Please email Stacey with any questions

There are lots of other great sessions taking place with Family Hubs so head over to the website for more information.


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Free Resources

We add from our resource bank onto the website regularly to support and aid parents, teachers, counsellors, and social workers conversations with children and young people.

We create resources on all aspects of emotional health and wellbeing and have dedicated pages on the website where you can download them, as well as a YouTube channel with videos created for children as well as for parents. Resources on anxiety, sleep, Emotional Literacy, strategies, information leaflets, posters, grief, loss and problem solving to name a few. Donations help us with this valuable aspect of our work.


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help us to help

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Our team require support to ensure that they are delivering the best support possible, we also run a lot of self-funded community support for children and families.​

Volunteers have the ability to have a great impact by working in a variety of roles. We require volunteers to run our compassionate craft sessions as well as supporting CWP's in small group sessions.​

In return you get access to fantastic training and be part of a truly wonderful team.​

Please read the following document to find out more about the role, the benefits for you and impact you could have before applying for a role. ​


Many, many thanks...

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