Mind in West Essex counselling bursary match fund for Mental Health Awareness Week

Health / Sun 14th May 2023 at 07:44am

MIND in West Essex are proud to announce that their Big Give match fund campaign will go live during Mental Health Awareness Week (15th – 22nd May). The local mental health organisation will be asking for donations towards their counselling bursary to raise £10,000 in just 1 week! These funds will be used to provide support to those in financial difficulty, giving them the access to the talking therapy they deserve. 

Money worries are one of the top stressors for people in their day to day life, which can lead to anxiety and depression. At Mind in West Essex, they need your help so they are able to continue to support others to access vital counselling services. All donations made to their Big Give campaign will be generously matched by Kind2Mind, meaning your money can support twice as many individuals and families in need of talking therapies. 

Mike Ellen, Manager Uttlesford CYP Mental Health Support Team at Mind in West Essex  said, “Our counselling bursary project has come at the right time to provide much needed support to individuals and families. Given the current economic situation, finding the money is a struggle or not possible for the very people that would benefit most from counselling.”

Jade Bolton, Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator at Mind in West Essex said, “As a local Mind we heavily rely on the charitable donations we receive from the public and to ensure we are able to continue offering our services. With the cost of living, we have found that some people are unable to access services like talking therapies which would support their mental health during these times of stress and worry. Our counselling bursary has been created to support over 30 individuals with 6 free counselling sessions which will provide them with the tools they need to manage their stress and anxiety.” 

The Big Give counselling bursary campaign will be live from midday on Monday 15th May and will run until midday on Monday 22nd May. You can use the link below to donate. All donations will be doubled!  https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002PowabAAB 

Don’t forget to share your donation on social media and tag Mind in West Essex to receive a thank you shout out. One donation, twice the impact!

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