BOUNCE! Brighter Futures Foundation

A registered mental health charity in Devon

We aim to improve mental health and build resilience in children, their families and their wider school community, improving learning outcomes and creating happier learners.

BOUNCE! offers a number of services that can be tailored to meet the needs of the child, family and school. This mix and match approach means more support for more children and families and delivers better outcomes. Our team of experienced and highly skilled therapists offer a range of interventions.

Child's Poster

Pictures by some of our wonderful young people!

Choose from our range of services

In Schools

For children

Specialist 1 to 1 counselling and psychotherapy at a vital stage of development. Support to cope with emotional and behavioural difficulties has a positive impact on the whole class, and helps teachers focus on teaching. We can also offer group work.

In Schools

For head teachers and school staff

Tailored training, consultation regarding any child in the school and reflective practice support.

In the Community

Low-Fee Professional Counselling Service

Dedicated 1 to 1 counselling support for adults, young people and children, in the confidential setting of our Tiverton hub. Experienced therapists for all, regardless of income.


In the last twelve months…


Testimonial 10

If you need help come and they wont judge you. And you can tell them anything (L, 10 years)

Testimonial 1

[The pupil in my class] has been much calmer and happier. BOUNCE! has had a very positive impact on him. (Teacher)

Testimonial 2

These sessions have helped my son so much, he now talks about his feelings and expresses them in other ways instead of anger, he really has benefited so much and learnt so much. (Mother)

Testimonial 3

BOUNCE! helps me with being good and responsible.  (Emily, 8 years)

Testimonial 4

Thank you for everything you have done for us as a family.  (Parent)

Testimonial 5

My sessions are giving me confidence to go out and meet people. I am much calmer with my boys now. (Father)

Testimonial 6

I used to be mean and hit people. BOUNCE! sessions help me be less aggravated. (Jessica, 9 years)

Testimonial 7

I cannot fault BOUNCE! My daughter loves it. You are wonderful keep up the hard work. (Parent)

Testimonial 8

I used to be really scared, but since I have started counselling it has got better and better and now I am not scared anymore. (Peter, 10 years)

Testimonial 9

As a SENCO, I have observed improvements in general wellbeing in all the children involved in BOUNCE!

How others see me (outside)
and how I see myself (inside)
(Pupil aged 12)
(L., age 10)

Latest news

Thank You, Jan!

Thank You, Jan!

A huge, huge thank you to Jan Brades-Payne, who raised a staggering (no pun intended) £1210 on behalf of Bounce! Brighter Futures by running and completing the London Marathon. Such an amazing achievement!!!!