Free or low-cost counselling services
Able Futures provides support to the people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships.
Able Futures is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Who: Black and mixed black heritage arts community
What:Facilitates free and low-cost mental health support, talks, accredited courses and consultancy for the arts and holds free well-being sessions with Laura White Coaching for the black and mixed black heritage arts community.
Free mental health support from BAPAM and Dance Professionals Fund
Thanks to generous support from Dance Professionals Fund, eligible dance professionals can now access up to 6 free sessions of performing arts specialist counselling provided by BAPAM (the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine). To find out more or book a free, expert BAPAM health consultation call the BAPAM Helpline or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Monday-Friday BAPAM Helpline number is: 020 8167 4775. We are open from 9am to 5pm.
Our helpline is open to all those working in the performing arts with a mental or physical health problem relating to their occupation. Dance professionals who contact us with a mental health need can speak with our dedicated BAPAM Helpline team who will take a summary of the query and book the next available free BAPAM consultation. Our clinicians are experienced in working with creative professionals to understand issues affecting their work and plan the most effective next step in their pathway of care. If appropriate, following this consultation, a BAPAM therapist will provide up to 6 sessions of free specialist counselling.
Who: Anyone in the performing arts
What: A group of committed, professionally qualified counsellors operating as a registered charity. We provide a low-cost high-quality service to all of our clients who may not be able to access counselling due to cost.
What:Counselling aims to give you, the client, an opportunity to explore personal issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting. This might include talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and behaviour patterns, but there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ topic to bring to counselling. You may be struggling with current difficulties or unresolved issues from the past. You may have fears for your future – or not even know why you have sought support at this time.
What:The clinic offers a once weekly 50-minute psychotherapy session for up to a maximum of two years, at an agreed regular time.
Cost: The cost of the initial consultation is £35. There is a sliding scale for sessional fees according to income and personal circumstances, with a minimum fee of £5.
Who: Anyone adult in England
What:The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in 2008 and has transformed the treatment of adult anxiety disorders and depression in England. IAPT is widely-recognised as the most ambitious programme of talking therapies in the world and in the past year alone more than one million people accessed IAPT services for help to overcome their depression and anxiety, and better manage their mental health.
The Minster Centre have their own low-cost therapy service, which is staffed by their students and run out of their building (currently all clients are being seen remotely). It operates on a self-referral basis, and fees are charged on a sliding scale – £1 for every £1000 earned, minimum charge of £10 for those who are unemployed.
What: Counselling for indevisduals or couples
Cost: No fixed cost – If you are not able to make a financial contribution this will not prevent you from receiving counselling
Who: The service is available to those who are low-paid (i.e, less than £25k per annum), unwaged or receiving benefits
What: Having been established for nearly 30 years, Re-Vision offers high quality training with a spiritual perspective to counsellors and psychotherapists in Queens Park, London. As a charity one of our aims is to provide access to high quality, affordable counselling to people in the local area.
Our low-cost service is based at Re-Vision’s training centre and is staffed by counsellors in training or recently qualified graduates. They all work under close supervision by Re-Vision staff and carry professional insurance. Our training is accredited by both BACP and UKCP.
Cost: Sessions are 50 minutes in length. There is a £20 fee for the initial assessment interview and the cost for further sessions is on a sliding scale from £10-£35 dependant on income and circumstances to be discussed at the assessment interview.