Little Beam Foundation

The Little Beam Foundation is a charity designed to support children and young adults struggling with Mental Health Issues by providing access and grants to:

  • Art

  • Education

  • Health

  • Play

  • Sport

  • Music

From a very young age, Directors of Little Beam Ltd, Kerry Hearsey and Tracey Lawrence, both struggled with Mental Health and found themselves navigating a lonely place of stigma, misunderstanding and longing for support.

It was through this passion of helping and supporting others that the Little Beam Foundation was born as a way to provide children and young adults with access to support through Art, Education, Health, Play, Sport and Music - a way to escape the mind whilst seeking and waiting upon the medical care that can often be delayed.

At the age of 18, Kerry was diagnosed with Bipolar Ii Disorder. Having been through various medical channels, waiting for help and guidance, the struggle became too much with extreme suicidal thoughts and implications. Having been hospitalised twice in a psychiatric unit in the high-risk unit and receiving crisis care team support around the clock, Kerry experienced first hand the difficulties faced when seeking help and support to feel better. 

"The worst part was that I knew that I had been misdiagnosed. Now, nearly 20 years on and having taken it upon myself to study my self-development, seek personal therapy, complete my own therapeutic training, and just immerse myself in studying psychology, behaviour, life coaching, emotion, and therapies, I can totally understand the WHY behind the misdiagnosis, BUT it didn't help me back when I needed it.

The Little Beam Foundation came about because I truly felt, at different points through that journey, that these areas helped me to get through life at a time that I really did not want to live. My hope is that if we even help just one child or one young adult or even one adult feel slightly different, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, that people can and do get better, that they can go one more day, or get out of bed, or wash themselves, or connect with someone - if we can do that for even one person, it will be worth it.

Art, Music, Sport, Play, Education, and Health are all different access points, different portals to getting better - a little step. You never know, it may help someone to open up, it may bring joy to their life, it may bring freedom to a childcarer, it may bring hope back that was a little lost - any step is a HUGE step to someone with mental health issues - hopefully Little Beam Foundation can help support that step."

PROGRESS UPDATES:

September 2019 - Trustees are currently completing paperwork to submit to the Charities Commission whereby a charity registration number will be provided.

FUTURE AIMS:

  • Individuals to submit applications for funding to receive support towards Art, Music, Sport, Play, Education, and Health.

  • Events will be held to raise funds for the foundation.

  • Fundraising pages to be established in preparation for donations.

Should you wish to know more about Little Beam Foundation and to support the group at this early stage, please contact us via info@litttlebeamart.co.uk

© 2019 by Little Beam Ltd. Art, Education, Children's Books. Photography.

All Rights Reserved.

Email: info@littlebeamart.co.uk

Tel: 07708 366455

Leicestershire, UK

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