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Cogwheel successfully transitioned to providing counselling sessions online

Online counselling service at Cogwheel is now fully up and running!

Regretfully Cogwheel is still  unable to accept any new clients at the present time but the charity is offering assessments and online counselling for those on the present waiting list.

The charity does hope to be in a position to resume its normal counselling service when the current emergency has abated and it is safe to resume the service.

If you would like us to contact you when the charity is in a position to provide counselling to new clients please email admin@cogwheel.org.uk.

Cogwheel awarded a grant

March has brought us some good news! The Cambcuisine Community Fund, through Cambridgeshire Community Foundation -CCF, has awarded Cogwheel a grant of £2,240 to support counselling for vulnerable and financially disadvantaged men. We especially value their support at this difficult time.

“The Cambscuisine Community Fund, managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation in partnership with Cambscuisine, was set up in September last year and will award local charities and community groups twice a year. The fund will enable local charities and organisations to improve lives and build upon the already fantastic work that is happening in the local community.

Cambscuisine raise the funds by adding a discretionary £1 to every bill over £30 throughout the group’s 9 restaurants. The fund builds upon existing charitable work done by the local family-run business which has roots deep in Cambridgeshire. They already have many charitable programmes in place including paid staff volunteering days and a Back To Work Scheme which gives vulnerable people a chance to get back into work.” (Information available at https://www.cambscf.org.uk/news-285.html)

“With the support of our loyal customers, Cambscuisine Community Fund will be able to support local charities and organisations that aim to improve the quality of life for the vulnerable people of Cambridge,” said Oliver Thain, Managing Director at Cambscuisine.

You can find out more about the Cambscuisine Community Fund here.

Cogwheel is working flat out to set up our service online so that people can still receive counselling during the coronavirus crisis.

The charity can be contacted via email at  admin@cogwheeltrust.org.uk.

Team Cogwheel

The Cogwheel Trust announces its Cogwheel 5k Canter 2019

Looking for a way to get up, out and active with the family this New Year’s Day? The Cogwheel Trust is hosting its very own running festival on Jesus Green on Tuesday 31st December. Suitable for all age groups with all runs off road, this is a perfect event to get all the family involved. Runners can choose from a 5k race, a 2k fun run or a 200m toddle.

Costs: £10 – 5k; £5 – 2k; £2 – 200m toddle. All proceeds will go to The Cogwheel Trust, supporting its mission to provide affordable counselling to those struggling with mental health issues in Cambridgeshire.

Register for the run online here: www.cogwheel5kcanter.org.uk

Cambridgeshire-man raises thousands for The Cogwheel Trust through year-long running challenge

An ex-client of Cambridge-based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, has raised £2,500 for the charity by completing a personal challenge of running 2,019 miles from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019, including an ultra-endurance event every month.

Inspired by his own experience of mental health issues and a chance meeting with someone who had lost a partner to suicide, Alun Lucas took on the challenge to raise awareness of, and valuable funds for, the mental health charity which has helped him and so many others in need of support in Cambridgeshire.  During the year-long challenge Alun ran a total of 2,093 miles.

Read the full news story here.

The Cogwheel Trust provides 5,000 hours of counselling in 2018

Cambridge-based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, has provided over 4,800 hours of affordable counselling and psychotherapy to almost 600 people in Cambridgeshire since January, and is set to complete 5,000 hours before the end of the year.

2018 marked a special year for The Cogwheel Trust as it celebrated its 30th anniversary of supporting the mental well-being of Cambridgeshire residents. Since it was founded in 1988 it is estimated that the charity has supported over 26,000 people by providing more than 90,000 counselling sessions, from as little as £10 per session.

Read the full news story here.

Co-op donation 2018

In November 2018, The Cogwheel Trust was thrilled to receive a cheque for £14,141 from the Co-op 1% Fund. It was great to join the celebrations in-store.

Bonfire Burn 10K, 4 November 2018

At the Bonfire Burn 10k 2018, The Cogwheel Trust was supported by 17 enthusiastic runners and also had an outstanding cake stall which was much appreciated by many hungry people! All this yielded nearly £1,957 for the charity. An amazing effort!

The Cogwheel Trust’s 30th anniversary celebration, 20 July 2018

The threatened thunder showers held off for an evening reception in the Master’s Garden at Magdalene College, hosted by Dr Rowan Williams. Guests heard from the Chair of Trustees about the origins of the Trust, and from Dr Rowan Williams about inequality and need in Cambridge, the fastest growing city in the UK for three years in a row and also the most unequal city for two years in a row. The Head of Counselling talked about the work of The Cogwheel Trust, and Neil Prem spoke about his personal journey.

Mental ill health is estimated to cost the national economy £91million lost working days each year, more than any other illness. Analysts estimate that this absence costs £8.4 billion each year, plus an additional £15.1 billion in reduced productivity. The Cogwheel Trust plays a significant role locally in helping people back to work and regain control and self-esteem in their lives.

See the Cambridge Independent article here: http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/1.5625843

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