Learning how Eikon helps youngsters to thrive

A visit by the High Sheriff to The Eikon Charity had to be changed to a Zoom call with Chris Hickford, chief executive of the charity.

He gave Dr Llewelyn insight into the charity’s excellent ongoing work to support the most vulnerable young people in Surrey.

Eikon works with schools, communities, health and social care, and other organisations to deliver a range of services providing much-needed emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people. The charity has successfully placed specialised support workers in six schools in Surrey, and their efforts to support attendance at school are close to Dr Llewelyn’s heart.

Dr Llewelyn said: “Eikon is a very well-respected Surrey charity, and I was impressed by all the work they are doing, especially their plans to increase the number of specialised workers in schools.”