Evidence suggests that people on lower incomes are more likely to develop mental health problems and these very people are least able to afford the counselling help they would need. Our Counselling Support Fund allows individuals on very low income to access the counselling support they need.

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  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
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    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
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    Situation

    There is robust evidence suggesting that people on lower incomes are more likely to develop mental health problems. With the rising cost of living causing increased financial and family/social strain, private counselling is out of reach for those on lower incomes. Capacity in NHS mental health services is also stretched, so there are very few options for people on low incomes looking for support with their mental wellbeing.

    Solution

    Cogwheel Counselling has set up the Counselling Support Fund, allowing individuals on very low income to access the counselling support they need. Our clients pay a contribution towards their sessions, but we know that some people who would benefit from receiving counselling may struggle to pay our usual minimum contribution rate of £27 per session. The Counselling Support Fund contributes up to £17 per session for those who are out of work or are reliant on Universal Credit or another benefit.

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    Categories

  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
  • Beneficiaries

    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
    • Other Other