Sixmas appeal: raising £60,000 for mental health support
Having a neurological condition means you are twice as likely to have depression or anxiety. You are also twice as likely to take your own life.
Even before the pandemic, more than half of our clients regularly felt lonely. The number of people coming to The Brain Charity’s counselling service at the point of suicidal thoughts and mental health crisis has shot up by 50%.
Demand for our services is at an unprecedented, all-time high. Waiting lists are lengthening at a time more people than ever urgently need our help.
1 in 6 people are left out in the cold to deal with their condition alone
We desperately need more funds to increase how many clients our counsellors and befrienders, a vital lifeline for hundreds, can see each week.
The Brain Charity operates a counselling service specifically tailored to the needs of people with neurological conditions. We provide person-centred and integrated therapies and CBT, have experience working with phobias and conditions such as OCD, and work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
All our emotional support services are totally free, not just to anyone with a neurological condition but to their family members, carers and friends too.
Pledge to give £6 a month this Christmas, and fund vital emotional support
Over a year, your £6 a month will:
- Provide 3 hours of lifesaving counselling sessions for someone struggling with their mental health
- Give 7 isolated and lonely people a lifeline with a weekly befriending call
£60,000 would enable us to:
- Provide 300 more eight-week counselling courses
- Fund 6,000 more hour-long weekly befriending calls