As a charity, we receive no guaranteed funding and rely on grants and donations to continue providing low cost (sometimes free) counselling to people in need.
Hastings and its surrounding district has a high degree of social deprivation. Consequently, we find high levels of most negative experiences: crime, suicide, depression, domestic abuse and childhood abuse. Deprivation, poverty and family breakdown are major determinants of mental well being, so the need for mental health services is significant.
Clearly, the National Health Service has responsibility for tackling these issues. However, the shortfall in the service provided is considerable. In 2017, 40% of referrals came from NHS professionals including Psychiatrists, Mental Health Practitioners, GPs, and the Crisis Resolution Team (patients who have attempted suicide). For whatever reason, the need is certainly not being met by the NHS.
We need your help to continue our valuable work.
- Donate – whether it’s a one-off or a regular gift, there’s no amount too small to make an impact
- Fundraise – become a Friend of Counselling Plus and help raise awareness and vital funds
- Partner with us – fund a project in part or in whole