Happy Valentine's Day!
Today is a day to contemplate love - those we love, those who love us and those we want to love more...
10 years ago I wrote this:
"The expression of needs, wants and preferences is vital; the look of understanding is priceless; the ability to share something with someone is the foundation of all relationships.
This is the essence of communication and yet for many it is a confusing and closed door."
Pictologue opened its door for the first time in Autumn 2013. As we look forward to celebrating ten wonderful years, we feel deeply privileged to have been able to share in the journey to better communication for hundreds of local families - each and every one is special to us.
We provide free and subsidised therapy services for families in need and this past couple of years we've seen applications for financial help double... and triple...
So we need to ask you if you can help us... help Pictologue to survive... and thrive... so that we can keep going with our life-changing therapies supporting those in greatest need.
It is thought that 14% of children (that's 1 in 7) are struggling emotionally, with a recent surge in mental health needs; periods of lockdown have greatly impacted on the developmental needs of all children, especially those who have learning and communication needs.
This Valentine's Day we invite you to join your heart with ours to give a parent the chance to help their child connect and communicate and to give a child the chance to be understood... to say 'I love you'...
Thank you for your support.
Bethan de Mel