Riverside Counselling Service is delighted to announce that they have just reached the halfway amount for their Be a Friend – Tell a Friend campaign, which was launched earlier this year with a target of £240K.
The appeal was launched as the demand for mental health services has risen enormously following the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.

Riverside last year provided over 5400 counselling sessions to children, adults and the elderly in South Oxfordshire. Their long-term model helps clients through highly complex issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement, social isolation, gender identity, abuse, domestic violence and drug and alcohol issues.

Adrian Marsh, Chair of Trustees at Riverside Counselling Service said: “We would like to thank everyone for supporting the appeal so far. We’re so delighted with the amazing response to our campaign so far, which has enabled us to reach half of our target within four months of the launch, however we also know that achieving the second half will be much more challenging, so we still need the full support of the community. We would particularly love to hear from any businesses or individuals who would like to partner with us to fundraise and help us get over the line so that we can continue to offer our important affordable counselling service to those in need.”

Riverside would be grateful to receive donations from both individuals and businesses. For a donation of £55 you can pay for a single counselling session. £660 pays for a standard course of counselling for Young People and £2,400 pays for a standard course of counselling for adults. Riverside would also love individuals or businesses to choose them as your charity for a challenge, whether that be running, swimming or something else.