Working in the Community


Over the years we have helped many communities change and adapt to life and the additional challenges many of us face. We have been honoured to facilitate blissful, positive life improvements on a personal and social scale at grass roots level. Our beneficial effects can be seen rippling into our direct communities.

Much thanks to our private clients who have continued to help fund our community projects. The National Lottery have awarded us funds to provide a 7 week life changing programme for women in recovery from trauma and abuse of any kind.

Our most memorable community projects have included working with three Primary Schools in Sunderland designed to boost parenting skills and confidence, reduce negative mental health symptoms, increase self esteem, resilience and self belief. The feedback from the headteachers, school staff, and parents was extremely positive; creating a positive change for all families who engaged.

The Cedarwood Trust, in the heart of Meadowell, one of the most deprived wards in North Tyneside, we delivered several change programme which included group work for 6 weeks to reduce OCD symptoms in parents, a meditation programme and a 10 week well-being programme. All of the amazing Participants achieved their desired goals and a reduction in symptoms of anxiety, anger and depression.

ReCoCo provides peer lead, peer delivered mental health education and support services where people can learn from each others insights, skills and lived experience. Higher Effect has facilitated free groups of various kinds, exploring mental space and making changes to behaviours, ideas and outlooks on life. We developed a beautiful metaphorical language of our experience, without any of the narrative or pain story.

We work in partnership with SomeOne Cares, an organisation that supports survivors of abuse to provide complimentary support, which wraps round the therapeutic counselling to ensure the clients can manage their thoughts, feelings and states, between sessions.

Our current programs can be found here