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10th Sep 2018

Three members of Adviza staff are undertaking the 24-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 15th September to raise money to help keep our vital youth counselling service going.

Time to Talk Bucks is a counselling service delivered by Adviza that provides a lifeline to vulnerable young people aged 13-19 in Buckinghamshire. Currently available in High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Chesham, the service is in danger of closing in March 2019 if additional funding cannot be found.

The service has supported thousands of young people over recent years. Last year 5,000 counselling sessions were delivered to over 1,000 young people by a team of volunteer counsellors who have turned the lives of many young people around. Gaining support at the right time enables young people to overcome barriers and achieve their potential. Having counselling support can put a young person back on track, re-motivate and inspire them.

Sue Cross, Head of Intensive Support at Adviza said: “The service is currently being funded by Bucks County Council who have always done all they can to maintain the service. Unfortunately, due to their budget constraints their funding finishes at the end of March 19.  The service has secured further temporary funding from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) which we are very grateful for, but much more is needed for the service to continue post March 2019.”

A Localgiving appeal page has been set up for anyone wishing to donate. Just £10 could provide a counselling session for a vulnerable young person.

To make a donation go to https://localgiving.org/appeal/advizathreepeaks

To find out more about the service go to the Time to Talk website

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