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For Supporters

Want to know what you can do to help support The Listening Ear? You're in the right place! This page explains a little about us, what we do and what we hope to achieve.

For ideas on fundraising and how to support click here

Who TLE is

TLE is a local charity (est. 2003) working in schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole providing counselling and mental health support to children aged 5-19.

Our qualified counsellors have specialised training and experience working with children and young people, using a variety of techniques including talking therapy, art and play therapy and mindfulness.


TLE are proud to have been named South England Prestige Awards Specialist Counselling Service for 2022-23


What TLE Does

TLE provides a safe and confidential space for children and young people to explore their thoughts and feelings in order to be able to better manage difficult situations including:

  • Family Breakdown
  • Academic Stress
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Anxiety

  • Low Mood

  • Trauma

  • Bullying

Why Support TLE

116,000 children and young people 

live in the BCP community:


- over 38,000 have experienced some form of bullying in the last 6 months 


- over 12,000 have a mental health problem 


- over 11,000 have experienced 4 or more 

Adverse Childhood Events


- over 1600 are in care or have a child protection plan in place


- over 1600 are young carers


- over 1600 are living with adults where domestic abuse, substance misuse and/or mental health concerns impact their daily lives.  


  - all have been impacted by the covid pandemic due to disruptions to daily life.

How can you help?

How Can You Help?


Supports 4 Children


Supports 2 Children


Supports 1 Child

Become a Monthly Donor

Make a one off Donation

Follow our donation instructions on the home page!

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Donate Raffle Prizes

Bottles (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), a Gift Certificate for your business, use of a beach hut etc.

Spread the Word

Tell your family, friends, colleagues about us. Share us on social media!

Organise your own Fundraising Event e.g.

Bake Sale

Quiz Night

Race Sponsorship

To see previous examples of fundraising events

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