Press Release | Cycle with The Counselling Foundation for positive mental health

April 4, 2019 9:59 am Published by

Cycle with The Counselling Foundation for positive mental health | SACCR Sunday 19 May

Help others regain more balance in their lives by participating in a fun, family-friendly charity cycle ride in St Albans.

Challenge yourself to ride 10, 20, 30 or 40 miles and raise money to help more people on low incomes who are experiencing anxiety, depression and grief, benefit from valuable weekly counselling.

The Counselling Foundation is proud to be one of the chosen beneficiaries in the 25th Anniversary St Albans Charity Cycle Ride along with Alzheimers Research UK and Secondary First (Cancer Research).

The Foundation have seen a huge increase in demand for counselling over the last three years, following awareness through high profile media campaigns.  However, it is increasingly falling to charities like the Foundation to respond to the demand in mental health services.

Due to the escalating costs of weekly counselling anyone on a low income simply cannot afford to continue.  Funding is vital to ensure financial help is available to support anyone who is unable to pay fully for long term weekly one to one confidential counselling.

Every pound raised through sponsorship will go directly to subsidise weekly counselling sessions.

“9 out of 10 clients say that without our charitable support, they wouldn’t have been able to receive counselling and have a safe space to talk about what is affecting them.”

Becci Murtagh, Head of Marketing at the Foundation said “There is a strong link between physical and mental health.  That is why the SACCR is the perfect charity event for us to promote the benefits of exercise and the positive impact it can have on our emotional wellbeing.”

The event will be bigger than ever this year, with an emphasis on a fun day the whole family can participate in.

You don’t even have to cycle to help, we’re also looking for volunteers on the day.

There are many ways you can get involved and support the event.  Please visit our website; counsellingfoundation.org or get in touch by email or call.

judy.mallinson@counsellingfoundation.org, 01727 868585 (Opt 7).

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