Help raise funds

For people who struggle to make ends meet, private counselling is not usually an option. And, via the NHS, waits for counselling of several months are common and the number of sessions available is usually limited to six. Far too long for far too little if you are in a crisis.

Ed Tuffnell, one of the counsellors who works with Cambridge Counselling Service wants to address this issue.

He is raising funds to offer 20 extremely low cost sessions of counselling via CCS and, possibly, other organisations in Cambridge, to those who are struggling with their mental health and have few financial means.

This is roughly six months of sessions allowing for breaks - and is often considered the minimum amount of time needed to see someone through the worst of a crisis or allow them to begin to affect real change.

He has a goal of trying to provide counselling for 10 people, for which we would need to raise £3550 to do this.

In exchange, he is planning to go into training to run 50km on 10th October 2021, which is World Mental Health Day.

This is just over 31 miles. If we exceed the fundraising target, he will add an extra mile for every additional £355 raised, to a maximum of 50 miles! That is him running an extra mile for every additional person we manage to raise funds for.

To make a donation visit the following Go Fund Me page:

Help provide low-cost counselling to those in need