Home-Start Newark added value

by | 29 December 2023 | Local Charity, Sherwood, Support Group

Home-Start Newark has recently welcomed a student counsellor onto their volunteer team. Laurie is currently offering Home-Start supported families the additional option of access to a counsellor.

With an increase in the number of people struggling with poor mental health, access to community services often involves waiting for counselling sessions to begin, causing potential further decline of a person’s mental health before getting the support they need.

“Everybody deserves to be heard and if I can support a person before their needs become more complex, it is better for the individual and relieves some pressure on community services with already stretched resources,” said Laurie, who is in her final year of her counselling degree.

Home-Start Newark are grateful to Laurie for offering her services to their families on a voluntary basis and appreciate the expertise she brings to their service offer.

If you are interested in offering support to families across the area of Newark and Sherwood, please contact Home Start on 01636 705011 or look for them on social media platforms.