Mental boost for those 26 and over with new affordable counselling

Mental boost for those 26 and over with new affordable counselling

By Good News Post

People age 26 and over can now access new mental health service after Covid19 surge in demand for affordable counselling

An inspirational mental health charity has launched its new service aimed at the 26+ age group after a huge demand from siblings, parents and grandparents

In Charley’s Memory are launching ‘Overs’ to help anyone aged 26 and over in Somerset.

In recent years it has been helping hundreds of young people in Burnham and Highbridge, Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater. Now it wants to help the 26-plus age group after finding a huge demand for help, especially since Covid19.

Head of Operations Dawn Carey said: “In the six years we have been running, we have supported countless young people through 1 to 1 support. Through the work we do with schools, we discovered that older siblings, parents, and even grandparents needed help.

“If you know of anyone that needs that little bit of support please urge them to reach out to us.

“Every day we tell young people the importance of speaking about their mental health.”

In Charley’s Memory was given its official charity status in March 2015 and since then it’s gone on to aid countless numbers of people as numbers needing their services rocketed. They received a £23,000 boost from the National Lottery Fund last month to help with their work.

ICM has worked with The King Alfred School Academy for many years since the tragic death of former student Charley after battling mental health issues.

To access the affordable counselling, people can email or call  01278 557490.

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