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£10k cash boost for Queen’s Park charity through Brent Council’s ward working scheme

13:07 20 January 2014

The Brent Centre for Young People has been given a £10k cash boost (Pic credit: www.brentcentre.org.uk)

The Brent Centre for Young People has been given a £10k cash boost (Pic credit: www.brentcentre.org.uk)

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A centre in Queen’s Park which offers emotional support to young people has received a £10,000 cash boost from Brent Council’s ward working initiative.

The Brent Centre for Young People, in Winchester Avenue, provides therapy to help young people deal with issues such as bullying, family breakdown and depression.

The money will be used to pay for the development of a vital new clinical database and the redecoration of five consulting rooms.

The centre has helped countless 14-to 24-year-olds cope with a range of personal problems and issues since it first opened in 1967.

A registered charity, it was also one of the first organisations to provide specialist support for young people in response to the serious consequences depression and other serious difficulties in adolescence can have.

Dr Maxim de Sauma, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are very grateful to Brent Council’s ward working initiative for their generous support. It will help us to ensure that the centre remains a comfortable and safe space for the vulnerable young people who come to us for help.

Our new database will help us to communicate more effectively with them and help us to monitor our work, to ensure we are providing the best possible service.”

Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s lead member for customers and citizens and Queen’s Park councillor, said: “The Brent Centre for Young People does absolutely vital work in the community and I’m so very proud that Queen’s Park Ward Working has been able to support them in this way.”

To find out more about the centre, or to donate, visit brentcentre.org.uk.

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