Project information

Therapy/Counselling Bursaries

At Mind in West Essex, we aim to raise funds to enable us to provide therapy/counselling bursaries for people unable to access NHS mental health services. We want everyone in need to be enable to access therapy promptly. Bursaries are invaluable to people with complex needs.


Charity information: Mind in West Essex

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  • Need


    By-passing long NHS waiting lists or meeting therapy needs not provided by the NHS.


    We have 70+ highly experienced therapists offering a variety of therapeutic interventions who are available to support people within 7 days of registering. Our bursaries enable people to access therapy when no other NHS option is available to them.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide an affordable and effective counselling service accessible to everyone in need.


    » Raise funds to ensure bursaries are available to those who need them.

    What success will look like

    We will measure the number of people accessing the service on an annual basis.

  • Impact


    We will improve the emotional wellbeing of service users by measuring GAD/PHQ scores at the beginning and end of therapy/counselling.


    Lack of funding/awareness however we now have an fundraising and marketing manager responsible for raising our profile/income.


    Our annual report will detail the number of people benefiting from bursaries.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,640

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,880 Counselling (8 Sessions) Full bursary costs for 10 individuals in Harlow
      £2,880 Counselling (8 Sessions) Full bursary costs for 10 individuals in Epping Forest
      £2,880 Counselling (8 Sessions) Full bursary costs for 10 individuals in Uttlesford
  • Background


    Our therapy sessions take place across the Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest districts.


    Anyone struggling with mental health issues who is unable to access free NHS therapy.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have long standing relationships with local GPs having previously been an NHS service provider. We are also well known and trusted by the local community.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Assessment Team

    The team assesses the service users situation and allocates them to the most appropriate therapist for weekly counselling.


    All of our therapists are highly experienced and offer a variety of therapeutic interventions. Service users leave with a range of coping strategies.

    Alloctions Team

    These administrators co-ordinate the service users appointments and answer any other queries they may have.


Pays for 1 bursary therapy session