News & media

Here is a selection of our latest news and press releases. Please direct any press enquiries to Geethika Jayatilaka at

Doing randomised controlled trials in the real world

January 2017

As you will know, Chance UK is currently undergoing a Randomised Controlled Trial. Dartington Social Research Unit, together with Realising Ambition partners, have written a very interesting and frank piece on the process of conducting real-world trials. The article seeks to highlight lessons for funders, researchers and intervention developers and providers.

Have a read and let us know what you think, via facebook or twitter.

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Woman of Influence

December 2016

Chance UK’s CEO, Gracia McGrath, was delighted to be named the Mayor’s Fund for London’s ‘Woman of Influence’. Here are some photos from the evening, with a link below to all the winners.



Chance UK’s 21st birthday party

May 2016

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It wouldn’t be a 21st birthday, without a 21st birthday party. And we celebrated in style. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Macquarie Group and Blackwood for hosting and sponsoring the event. We are delighted to have shared this monumental occasion with our supporters and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us over 21 years of early intervention work. Here’s to the next 21.

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Chance UK turns 21

May 2016

We are delighted to be celebrating our 21st birthday this month. We would like to thank all our mentors, past and present, for all your hard work. This wouldn’t be possible without you. And a massive thank you to all our children and families for letting us be part of your lives. Find us on twitter (@chanceuk), Facebook or LinkedIn and let us know your birthday wish for Chance UK.


Chance UK’s children help launch the Duchess of Cambridge’s work in child mental health

February 2016

On 17th February, three of Chance UK’s children and mentors visited the Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Her Royal Highness was guest editor on the Huffington Post UK for the day and launched her work around children’s mental health. Here are our favourite articles from the day:

The Duchess of Cambridge’s blog explains why she is supporting this work:

Chance UK’s Haydan, aged 10, explains how his mentor Adam has helped him:

Chance UK’s Keira, Josh and Haydan, with Solei from the Diana Award, launch the Duchess’ work in a short film:


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The Duchess of Cambridge with Solei from the Diana Award and Chance UK’s Keira
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The Duchess of Cambridge talking to Chance UK’s Josh

The power of the solution focused approach in mentoring

February 2016

Chance UK has been featured in an article published by Coaching Today. Denise Yusuf and Evan George from BRIEF demonstrate how applying a solution focused approach to mentoring can be of benefit to children and young people. The article features a contribution from Chance UK, so you can read how we specifically apply the approach to our children. Chance UK has been using a solution focused approach for over ten years and directly seen the benefits to the children, families and mentors we work with.

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