It’s our birthday!
Did you know Richard Branson created Help Counselling back in 1968? That means it’s our 50th birthday! We want to ensure we are here for our community for at least another 50 years. That is why we have launched our 50th Anniversary Appeal to raise vital funds for our small charity.
Our aim is to create a community where adults suffering from a mental health problem can access the support they need to lead an independent, fulfilling life. Demand for our service is growing and people need our support more than ever. Our target of £10,000 will cover our core costs; which allows us to provide longer-term counselling (we can offer up to 55 sessions!) which is crucial for us to be responsive to the need of our clients.
With your help, together we can provide more mental health support for even more adults in our community. The first 25 £10 donations will be match funded by Localgiving. So, the first £250 raised by £10 donations will in fact generate £500 for Help Counselling. If we reach our target of £10,000, this will also be match funded, generating £20,000 for Help Counselling!
If you would like to support us, please visit: https://localgiving.org/appeal/help50/ Please share the campaign with your family and friends, as well as on your social media where possible. Tag Help Counselling too if you can: Twitter (@HELPcc), Facebook (HelpCounsellingCentre) & Instagram (HelpCounselling).
Any donation, big or small, will make a vital difference to Help Counselling. We supported 551 people last year with counselling: 33% were from BAME (black, Asian & minority) communities, the youngest was 18, & the oldest was 74 & 42% had an annual income of £10,000 or less. We would really appreciate your support to ensure that we continue our vital service.
Richard Branson created Help Counselling (formerly Student Advisory Centre) back in 1968!
Our Philanthropy Manager, Samantha, talks about what reaching the target would mean for Help Counselling:
“We have an annual turnover of £160,000, and just 4 members of staff! We are so thankful for our trainee counsellors (we have 50 in total!) who really make Help Counselling possible and we highly value their contribution to the service. Core funding is not something that appeals to funders, and yet we cannot operate without it. Reaching the £10,000 target would be huge for our small charity, and would ensure that we can exist for another 50 years! So please support us today, no gift is too small!”