Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Eggtooth.
Why are you called Eggtooth?
An egg tooth is a temporary tooth on the bill, beak or nose of a hatching animal. It’s used by an animal when it’s hatching to enable it to get enough air to survive while they break through the egg into the world.
Eggtooth is designed to act in a similar way.
We want to be here for you when you need us most, to help you get through the hard times, and to equip you with the right tools to flourish on your own. All of our work is based around therapeutic systemic resilience, meaning we equip you with healthy strategies to promote your own wellbeing.
Who are you?
We are a small core team, who are lucky enough to work with over sixty freelance therapists, practitioners and organisational partners. We are committed to modelling the changes we wish to see in our local area, and providing support and opportunities to our entire community.
In this vein, we are looking to offer much, much more than we do at the moment. There is precious little local, specialist support available for autistic people, LGBTQ+ people, people of colour and the refugee community. We want to change this by offering specialised services via qualified mental health experts in these areas.
If you think this might be you, we would love to hear from you!
Do you only work with young people?
Nope! Historically we certainly have worked extensively with young people aged 13-25 (and still do), but Eggtooth is for everyone. Our therapy service, The Egg, is open to everybody and we are always expanding our courses and services whenever we see the need for it.
Fill out our online self-referral form to access our services.
How are you funded?
Following our successful funding bid, our core funding, which includes the rent for our office, our core team’s salaries and our overheads is provided by The National Lottery’s Reaching Communities fund.
The remainder of our costs are covered by commissions from schools and organisations, project-based funding pots and your kind donations.
What our community says
“My practitioner was very professional, and also very down to earth. A choice combination for feeling both comfortable and understood in my sessions.”