High Sheriff describes our vital counselling service as ‘inspirational’


We were honoured our vital counselling service was praised as ‘inspirational’ by the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, Clare Granger, on her recent visit to Wellspring House. We were delighted to welcome her and spend time explaining our unique work in the community.

She revealed she was “incredibly impressed by the warmth, friendliness and inclusivity” of the charity, which, she added, “was providing a vitally important service in extremely challenging times for mental health.” 

“It was a tremendous privilege to hear about the vital work Wellspring are doing. This is a charity that deserves our fullest support. It is no secret that the National Health Service is struggling to cope with the demand on its mental health services and Wellspring is helping, in a focused and pro-active way, in helping to ease this burden.” 

“It is no exaggeration to say that almost all of us, either directly or indirectly, have been affected by mental health challenges and it was humbling to witness such a dedicated group of counsellors and volunteers working so hard and with such commitment to ease such a pressing problem.” 

As a small local charity, we are very grateful for the commitment and support that has allowed our service to thrive during the past 20 years and allowed us to tackle the problem of increasing poor mental health, anxiety and depression, which has threatened to overwhelm the NHS. We are proud of what we have achieved and look forward to building on this during the next 20 years.

The York Press have covered her visit in a recent article, you can catch up with the full story here.

If you would like to donate to Wellspring to help continue our vital services you can donate here.

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Wellspring House

78 High Street, Starbeck
Harrogate, HG2 7LW

01423 881 881

Opening times

Monday 9am - 8.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9am - 8.30pm
Thursday 9am - 8.30pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

We work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) Code of Ethics.

Wellspring is an Affiliated Organisation number AT 326 of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and a partner in the Route One VCS Partnership.