Based in Mill Street just off Trowbridge’s town centre, Help Counselling Services offer a free or low cost counselling service to adults and young people in the West Wiltshire area. On receiving a grant of £1000, Amanda Wilkes, Service Manager, commented “We are delighted to receive the continued support of Trowbridge Town Council and are very grateful for this funding, which will cover the cost of a new laptop for a new member of staff, which will in turn increase our capacity to help more people, more quickly.

“We have recently brought on board more counsellors: now with five in all, we are aiming to reduce our waiting list from twelve weeks to four weeks. We have also taken on an additional member of staff to help with general administrative duties, freeing up our Counselling Co-ordinator to focus on our clients.

“Thank you to Trowbridge Town Council once again: this grant will go toward making an enormous and practical difference to people with mental health issues.”