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Cogwheel is a small charity providing invaluable counselling to many people who ordinarily would be unable to access mental health counselling. The high levels of mental health problems prevalent today means that the demand for our service remains high and unfortunately this is likely to continue in years to come..
In 2019 we were approached by more than 600 individuals and we were able to provide 4,782 counselling sessions.
We see people of all ages, from children to pensioners in their 80s. People come to Cogwheel with a wide range of issues that they want to address, including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, or abuse.
Cogwheel receives about 65% of its income from session contributions from clients and the challenge to Cogwheel is to raise the balance 35% each year which equates to about £80k annually.
Cogwheel is working to develop a sustainable funding approach, so we’re not reliant on one source of funding, but this is a challenge.
Thanks to the support of our volunteers, generous donations from local businesses and individuals, as well as grants, we’re working to ensure that Cogwheel can continue to support the mental health needs of local people as it has done since 1988.
We are very grateful to everybody who supports Cogwheel by volunteering as counsellors, trustees, fundraisers, user group members, or by providing admin and IT support.
To learn more about volunteering opportunities with us, please visit our volunteer page.
We would love you to support us! Get in touch with our Business Support & Fundraising Manager Neil Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org.