This year is the 40th Anniversary of Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Service, over the last 40 years we have grown from a tiny service offering a few hours a week, to where we are today. Over the last 40 years we have seen over 17,500 clients and now have over 100 counsellors, working in the agencies or in schools. We also have 30 advocates offering additional support. We will be celebrating on the 20th July at our AGM.
Our next AGM is on the 20th July at 7.00 for 7.30 in the Council Chamber at Maidenhead Town Hall. The speaker this year will be Megan Stafford, who will be talking about her research with Professor Mick Cooper about counselling delivery in schools. We are also celebrating our 40th Anniversary, all are welcome.
Charity needs to find funds to meet increasing needs of the community
Number 22, Maidenhead’s free youth and community counselling charity, is appealing to local businesses and organisations for support after seeing a sharp rise in referrals from GPs and other local social and health service providers. The town centre-based charity, which also runs outreach programmes in schools and youth centres throughout the local area, saw referrals from GP’s leap by more than 65% last year. Referrals from Read more [...]
Number 22 has launched a text donation service so local people can more easily support the charity and help ensure its future.
Unlike most similar organisations in other towns and cities, Number 22 never charges for its services and relies almost entirely on donations. The charity also distinguishes itself by not restricting clients to a certain number of counselling sessions – the charity prides itself on offering long-term support for free to anyone who needs it.
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Thirty-five years after a vicar from St Luke’s in Maidenhead helped found Number 22, Maidenhead’s free community counselling charity supporting young people and their carers, another St Luke’s vicar is taking over as Chair.
The Reverend Sally Lynch, who was licensed as vicar of St Luke’s during the summer, was elected Chair following Simon Werner’s decision to step down after 6 years in the post.
“Simon cared passionately about Number 22, and as an organisation we were very lucky Read more [...]