Somerset Family Counselling Trust
by Family Counselling Trust
raised by 2 donations
of £25,000.00 Target Goal
£25,000.00 Target Goal
FCT is currently receiving high levels of referrals, an increase in need especially due to the pandemic with ever growing levels of complexity per case (average 3 conditions) - conditions which statutory services do not serve. These mental health challenges become worse if the families are unable to access the prompt support needed. From our data, children & their families are presenting with: Increasing levels of anxiety (also linked to Covid-19); depression; self-harm; family relationship issues/breakdown; exposure to domestic violence; extreme anger; obsessional behaviour; ADHD; autistic spectrum; bullying; trauma; eating, sleeping problems; developmental impairment; peer problems; bereavement; other forms of abuse. (Often a combination of these factors) We are seeing children as young as 4 years old (and up to 18 years) – average age for FCT is 11 years. NHS study before the latest national lockdown (January 2021) found one in six children had a probable mental health condition and said it is highly likely that the level of underlying mental health problems will remain significantly higher as a result of the pandemic.
Family Counselling Trust
Our central fundraising to help deliver family liaison and psychological services to children and families experiencing mental health issues. We are looking to raise £25,000 so that we can serve at least 150 more low income families