Bringing people together behind good ideas that communities want to see happen!
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:
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:
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.
About the space
Basildon Borough Council