Project information

young peoples counselling appeal

we have seen an increase of 140% in demand for our young peoples counselling services with insufficient funding to support the service. we want to provide an additional 1000 free of charge counseling sessions for children in distress and suffering bullying, bereavement and crises in their lives

this is an ongoing service

Charity information

Murray Hall Community Trust

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  • Need


    Children and young people have a range of challenges in their lives, research has shown that the long term effects of toxic stress in childhood is linked to continuing mental ill health, poor adult physical health, lower educational attainment etc.

    this year the demand for this service has increased by 140% and we cannot find sufficient additional funds from the NHS or local authorities to meet the need


    Quality counselling has been shown to be highly effective in helping children and young people deal with issues and move on in their lives, reducing stress and improving outcomes

    Our young peoples counselling service has been running for several years and is outstanding. We work closely with CAMHS in the region operating a single point of access to therapy in Sandwell. We have outstanding outcomes for children and an excellent reputation with schools and GP's who refer children to us

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to provide an additional 1000 counselling sessions for children and young people


    » create appeal for public donation

    Success will be... raising sufficient funds to provide 1000 extra counselling sessions

  • Impact


    counselling will help childrern to address current issues in their lives.

    counselling is an effective threapy which has been shown to increase school attendance and attainment, promote better mental health, improve family functioning and improve long term general health


    We currently run the service at levels based on previous years demands so this baseline service will continue. without additional funds we cannot meet the increased demand. we continue to approach a range of funders in order to boost our capacity.


    via updates on our website, twitter and social media

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 contracted counsellors fees fees for 1000 x additional counselling sessions
  • Background


    Sandwell in the West Midlands


    Sandwell is the 12th most deprived borough in the country measured on indices of mulitple deprivation, with poor prospects for a rising number of under 16 year olds (12% birth rate increase year on year). with worsening employment prospects for families and young people and a reducing industrial base from what was a centre of industry family stress is clearly increasing and this is impacting on the mental well-being of children as shown by the increased demand for counselling

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    we are the main provider of children and young persons counselling services in the West Midlands

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kal Johal

    She manages our childrens therapy services and has been instrumental in developing our counselling services over several years