It’s clear that the number of people struggling with their mental health is on the rise and is likely to increase further in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of young people and adults living in poverty or facing unemployment has also increased considerably in recent years.
Every day, we see the impact: more people of all ages and backgrounds are needing help to cope with what life throws at them. But severe cuts in the funding of mental health services mean that every year, we have less resources to deal with an ever-growing list of people needing our help.
We know that counselling empowers people to make important changes, and in an ideal world we would be able to deliver affordable counselling to everyone that needs it. Your donations go a long way in helping us to make this a reality.
Find out how your donation helps facilitate our vital work and how you can support us below.
We truly appreciate every single donation that we receive, no matter how big or small. You
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On average, our counsellors deliver around 1200 sessions of counselling a month, which works out as about 720,000 minutes of counselling a year. Our counsellors help people with issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others. Many of the people that come to see us may not have been able to afford counselling without our support. Your donation will ensure that someone in need of help gets the service that they need.
“Through the work she has done online, Kelly feels stronger and more able to be out in the world. She has now requested that she returns to face-to-face counselling.”
We’ve always been aware of the importance of counselling, but through Covid in particular, we’ve seen that it is a lifeline for many. We’ve spoken to people that feel low, unable to leave their homes and are plagued by anxiety as a result of the pandemic. Covid’s impact on mental health will be felt for years to come, and your donation can help us to support the many people who will need us.
Head to our case studies page to hear more stories like Kelly’s.
Each counselling session costs us £48.00 to deliver. We receive some funding from various organisations, and clients contribute what they can afford towards their sessions. However, the cost of delivering counselling is £100,000 more than we raise each year. Your donation, however big or small, will go a long way in helping us to continue providing our vital service.
We’re incredibly grateful to anyone that fundraises for Renew – whether that’s through running marathons, baking cakes or even making worry dolls! You can learn more about fundraising opportunities on the Get Involved page.
If your business, community group or organisation would like to fundraise towards a specific goal, why not raise money for a bursary place? By raising £1200, you could provide 24 sessions of counselling to someone in need. Get in touch with our centres to find out more.