Our Listening Support Service, which is staffed by trained volunteers, provides the opportunity for people to be heard and unburden any problems they may be facing. The service is confidential and people find it helpful to talk to someone impartial who is not connected to their immediate circumstances.
Who is the service for?
This service is for anyone aged 18+ who is currently experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. In particular, they feel that they would really benefit from talking to someone about the issues they are facing.
A listener will simply listen and talk with someone for up to 1 hour at a time, and by so doing offer that vital and very special emotional support that is often most needed by all of us. This service is not counselling – however, if the listener feels that you may benefit from longer term counselling, they will be able to advise you on how to access this.
How many sessions does the listener offer?
Our experience tells us that people find it really beneficial to access the listening service once or twice. For many people, they find that by having the space and time to be listened to is sufficient for their needs. For others, it may become more apparent to them that they would benefit from some longer term support and counselling. The listener is there to support you to make those choices.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost, the service is completely free to access. This service need to be booked by giving us a call at 01752 512280 or by sending an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org