mental health

8 October 2018

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (08-14 Oct)  Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and stress is a major player. The Mental Health Foundation has a Stress Test – how do you score?

Release Counselling is based at YMCA Surbiton and offers support to people who are experiencing mental health difficulties, such as stress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. Each session lasts 50 minutes, and fees are based on people’s ability to pay, so that the service is accessible for everyone.

Release counsellors also deliver workshops out in communities across the YMCA St Paul’s Group area, such as Body Image Workshops and Creating Wellness.

Beating the stress

Here are what some of the clients have to say about the service and the workshops:

“It was good to be able to take time to just be me….and to be able to openly share about myself with someone I don’t know. I wanted to take more time to also work on thinking about accepting myself…”

“Counselling with Release helped me to focus and identify the precise and present issues confronting me. It helped me to confirm that I had it in me to deal with them as well as to expand further to deal with wider issues in my past and present and even future life.”

“It was very important to me that the counselling was open-ended with no set ending date.”

“I want to thank you for a very helpful course of counselling that has been a part of my self-awareness and regaining my self-esteem.”

“I have had counselling in the past. This is the first time I did not want to finish after 8 or so sessions. It was the first time I felt completely at ease and free.”