Changing minds, changing lives

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Changing minds, changing lives

Changing minds, changing lives

The Listening Post C.I.C By The Listening Post C.I.C

Our time is coming to an end in our current premises and urgently need to raise funds to move to a permanent base to continue providing counselling to the community

Basildon Idea stage

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We are currently based in Laindon Shopping centre but due to the centre being redeveloped, we are in urgent need to raise funds to be able to move to a permanent base. Our aim was to provide a service that addressed the barriers the community felt there was towards mental health. We opened our doors in November 2017, ensuring that our services were accessible to everyone, we provide counselling that is not restricted by finance, amount of sessions or approach. Our Motto is We fit to the client, not the client to us. We have been overwhelmed by our welcome from the community, as well as other organisations in the area. But now we need to move and have been looking at a premises that we can work from on a permanent basis, growing our services to include group therapy, community meet ups and mental health workshops. We are looking to have a public place as believe that if we are to be successful in breaking the stigma around mental health then we have to in the open saying its okay.

What we'll deliver:

  • providing an permanent open place to discuss mental health issues
  • Providing mental health support
  • a place to learn more about mental health

Why it's a great idea:

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in their lives at any time, Mental health does not discriminate and will affect anyone regardless of their background, sexuality, race, gender, religion or age. Mental health still has a huge stigma surrounding it, we believe Mental health is as important as Physical health, to break this stigma, we need to ensure mental health is in the open, like the local GP, Optician or Podiatrist. nobody blinks twice when we see these services in the open. Mental health services needs to be next.

Steps to get it done:

  • Signing the lease on a new premises
  • Completing work on interior for counselling
  • opening doors to the public by January 2018

Counselling can help many people in different ways by giving people the space to look at their thoughts and emotions, they are empowering themselves to make huge changes for the better.

Location Basildon

Basildon has 9 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Basildon Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,066

premises fees and rent - £6,000 (54%)
building materials for counselling services - £4,000 (36%)
Other - £1,066 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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premises fees and rent
building materials for counselling services
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: All extra money raised will go directly into providing counselling to those who do not have the funds to access

Total £11,066

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