With growing pressure on GP surgeries and lengthy waiting times for specialist mental health care, it can be a real challenge to find help when you need it most. Whilst the number of people suffering from mental health conditions has not significantly changed over recent years, research shows that the way we deal with our mental health is declining. Here at YMCA St Paul’s Group we run a project called Release, based at YMCA Surbiton, offering affordable counselling for anyone looking for support.
The aim is meet people at their point of need, as quickly as possible and our doors are open to everyone. We are incredibly lucky to be working with a great team of qualified and trainee counsellors. Our passion is not just to support members of our local community but also support those who are training to become professionals.
Currently the Release service is made up of 24 counsellors who regularly provide over 130 hours of counselling each month, and the service is growing. We have seen a huge increase in people looking to access our service and we expect this to continue each month as the days get shorter and winter draws in.
If you are struggling with a mental health condition or would just like some extra help working through life’s difficulties, then please get in touch.
T: 0208 339 7310