Time to Talk is very pleased to start off 2018 by launching a pilot scheme to provide free, one to one  counselling services in Thatcham.

The long established, independent local charity operates from Broadway House in Newbury but such is the recent demand for their services the Trustees have agreed to look for a center to provide a local service for the young people of Thatcham. Outreach services already operate in Woolton Hill and Lambourn.

The pilot is made possible by a grant received from Santander.

“I am delighted that Santander is able to support this excellent local charity which provides an invaluable service to the community and highlights the growing issue of mental health for young people” said Hamish McDonald, Relationship Director, Large Corporate – Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking

Trustee Georgina Punter commented “This is a great opportunity to increase the number of sessions we can offer each week, matching the growing demand we experienced in the last quarter of 2017, and enabling clients from the Thatcham area to receive counselling without having to travel to Newbury. To begin we will be offering sessions for 6 new clients but if successful the plan is to launch a full service with up to 4 counsellors working in Thatcham. The initial pilot will be based in the Central Family Hub and led by one of our highly valued and experienced counsellors, Kate Martin. We are extremely grateful to Hamish and Santander for making this possible”

The service will commence in January and for more information on time to talk please call 01635 760331 or email office@t2twb.org