Family Counselling Trust

Family Counselling Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Recent years have seen a marked rise in the number of young people suffering serious mental health difficulties.  Unless these are identified and addressed at an early stage they risk becoming life changing with devastating consequences for the individuals themselves, their families and society at large.  Currently the NHS is unable to provide this vital early intervention, which is why the FCT was set up initially in Dorset in 2005 to fill this crucial gap.  

Activities

Founded in Dorset in 2005, Family Counselling Trust provides counselling to children, young people and their families on low incomes, who are not able to access NHS services. We are an early intervention service, treating mental health issues before they escalate into crisis; plugging the gap caused by long waiting times and high referral thresholds. We are fully funded by generous donors and funders, and have a dedicated team of passionate staff and volunteers.

Current opportunities

Are you passionate about improving young people's mental health & wellbeing? Do you have experience managing & coordinating? Have a few...

Hampshire, SO21 1NX

Are you passionate about improving young people's mental health & wellbeing? Do you have experience managing & coordinating? Have a few...

Dorset, DT1 3AQ

Family Counselling Trust (FCT) is a small but expanding mental health charity in the South West which provides therapy & guidance to families...

Wiltshire, SP27HT or Remote

Are you passionate about improving young people's mental health & wellbeing? Do you have experience managing & coordinating? Have a few...

Somerset, BA11 1AB

Are you an experienced & energetic fundraiser? We need you to help promote and develop the county's fundraising.