Signpost Youth counselling service will close at Christmas if it doesn’t raise £20k. It has been in existence for 43 years and it saves lives.
If you can help by donating or raising awareness of this charity, we would very much appreciate your support in trying to keep it open.
Hertfordshire mental health charity urgently needs your help.
Signpost provides counselling, coaching and other mental health support to young people aged 11-25 in South West Hertfordshire. Mainly run by volunteer counsellors, since its inception 44 years ago Signpost has helped countless young people facing difficulties ranging from anxiety, depression and family breakdowns to abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts and the demand for our service is only increasing. In 2016-17 alone we saw 500 young people
87% started to engage and perform better at school/work,
79% were getting in less trouble with teachers/the police,
72% felt less angry,
67% had a happier home life and
59% had reduced self harm and suicidal thoughts because of the support Signpost gave them.
When asked "How do you think your life would have been without counselling?" our clients said:
"It would not have been as good as it is now. I wouldn’t have confidence in myself. I would have tried to end my life."
"I would have messed up my final year at Uni. Been more depressed and given up on life."
"My life would have been very hard to handle and even possibly non-existent."
"I would not be going to school. I would not be able to go out with my friends. I would be anxious and depressed."
"Maybe dead or self -harming to extreme, most likely in hospital, sectioned constantly. Not living the life I would like to live now."
"I would still think less of myself. I would still be depressed and much more anxious. I would still be drinking huge amounts."
"I would have failed to cope with my emotions and would probably have lost my job."
"My suicidal thoughts would have got the better of me. I would not be here."
"I would have felt I was ‘surviving’ rather than ‘living’."
Unfortunately, due to a chronic lack of funding, we are in a severe financial crisis and at serious risk of closing at the end of December 2018. We have given vital support to thousands of young people over the years and want to continue doing the same for generations to come. Please help us to be able to help them.
In order to survive and continue to serving young people in 2019 and beyond, we need to raise £20, 000 by the end of November and so ask you to please give generously, spread the word and save Signpost. Thank you!!
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