“I feel so much stronger to be able to face what life throws at me.”
Client feedback like this is what drives us at Wellspring to do what we do; to see hope restored and resilience grow, so that lives are changed.
Mental health charity Mind, recognise we are currently facing a mental health catastrophe in the UK. In February 2022 the BBC reported a 77% rise in the number of children and young people needing specialist mental health support.
We echo seeing those trends in our local community with demand for our psychological services increasing dramatically.
‘Growing up in North Yorkshire 2022’ gathered information from children and young people in the county, reporting that…
• 32% of 12 year olds feel lonely.
• 17% of 15/16 year olds have self-harmed and 20% have thought about taking their own life.
• 42% of pupils have regularly made themselves sick, dieted to an extreme degree or done an excessive amount of exercise in order to lose weight.
Holding onto hope
In 2022, thanks to your donations, we increased the number of weekly sessions we offer to children and adults by 22% to 150 sessions per week. We saw over 400 clients in-house, supported over 300 students and staff in two local high schools, and delivered high quality training courses to over 130 people. You can find out more by downloading our new annual report.
Whilst we have grown, sadly the need for our services continues to grow quicker. Our children’s and young people’s waiting list is currently closed because we are at capacity. The cost-of-living crisis threatens many charities’ support, including ours, making planning for the future challenging.
Facing these risks, we are choosing to continue to be an ambitious, hope filled organisation, believing that more lives will be transformed through our services. But, to do that we are asking for your help.
“I am hopeful about my future and things feel lighter”
We hope you can help
As a charity we rely heavily on donations and are so grateful for the generous supporters we have. In 2022, the average amount we needed to fund was £30 per session. And we offered up to 150 sessions every week!
Those costs have already increased this year and the gap we need to fund is increasing…. could you help to bridge the gap?
Would you consider becoming a Friend of Wellspring as a monthly giver so that we can continue our vital services in the future? You can find more information about how to donate here
Or you can donate directly to use today through JustGiving.
Thank you so much for your continued support