Counselling services

WE R HERE would like to say a sincere thank-you to y-notts for the grant of £3,000 which you have given to provide  for young people. This specialist therapeutic support has provided our services users with the safe space and time which they needed to promote their emotional recovery, this has made their lives happier and healthier.


There really aren’t the right words to describe the overwhelming thanks I owe to y-notts! They helped make it possible for me to follow my dreams in the sport which I love so much, basketball. I’ve achieved so much over the last year, but the pinnacle was my selection into the under 16’s GB team, I played at international level in Macedonia. “WOW”! Financially this wouldn’t have been possible without their help.


“Now that I have completed my personal training course, I have planned to go into higher education and work towards the long term goal of obtaining a masters and PhD to become a lecturer myself.  All of this started off through y-notts helping me commence my Personal Training Qualification. I will always remember the huge help y-notts have provided. I shall forever be grateful to y-notts!!!”

Mentoring Programme

“We were delighted to have received some funding from y-notts. It has enabled us to use our Mentoring Programme in schools and engage with over 40 children every week.

We were also able to secure an accredited Mentoring qualification for our 5 young coaches to continue this work.

Thank you y-notts, an amazing charity that has helped us continue our work with children in disadvantaged areas.”


I heard about y-notts through a support worker and never thought I’d be successful in bidding for their help. I applied for help to pay for a Yoga Teacher Training course. Practicing yoga since 1998 has helped me in so many ways and I wanted to be able to share the beauty of this ‘Life Science’; in my community, with vulnerable populations, with those that would otherwise not have access to it. y-notts has now afforded me the opportunity to do just that and I’m extremely grateful to them.

Braimah and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

braimah and shekuy-notts has been a wonderful source of financial help for Braimah and Sheku
Kanneh-Mason, who are passionate about fulfilling their ambitions to become
professional musicians. y-notts made it possible for them to travel to much
needed instrumental lessons and music courses that have been of real benefit
to them, and which would have been impossible without the help of this
generous support. We are grateful, not just for the financial assistance,
but for the encouragement that this support has given to Braimah and Sheku.


I would just like to say a big Thank you for the donation of £1,000 that you made to me last year in order to help me live Performers College classmy dream at Performers College. I have an an amazing first year at college and without your help that wouldn’t have been possible. I have experienced lots of incredible things this year, including being taken to watch many West End shows, such as Memphis The Musical, Top Hat & Best of Broadway. The shows were amazing and inspired me even more to keep following my dreams of becoming a professional dancer and with hard work and determination that could be me on the stage. I also had the opportunity opportunity to perform at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Final 2015, which was such an amazing experience from working with the choreographers; Mass Movement to getting to know more people from college as this performance was open to first & second years. I completed my ISTD Intermediate Modern exam also, which will enable me to completed my DDI Teaching qualifications next year, again because of your generosity, and I took part in my first Summer show with the college which was a really good experience. Overall my first year has been an incredible year, with lots of new friendships made and unforgettable memories and for my fund raising this year i have lots of new ideas for events to take place over summer. A few ideas are, another Family fun day, A Fashion show & A Girls Night pamper evening. Thank you again for your continued support, I really appreciate it.

Thank you for helping me live my dream.



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