Local charity awarded grant to provide counselling to young people

DO you know a young person who needs help with their mental health?
The Wiltshire Council Salisbury Area Board has awarded a generous grant of £5,000 to mental health
charity Family Counselling Trust (FCT).
The grant will fund counselling sessions for 16 families with young people (aged 13-18 years old) from Salisbury and the surrounding areas.

FCT offers low cost, early intervention counselling to children, young people and their families (predominantly on lower incomes) in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Young people and their families can apply for six counselling sessions with a qualified and experienced psychological therapist at a contribution from just £5 per session.
FCT is an early intervention service treating mild mental health conditions such as anxiety, low moods and challenging behaviour.
And there is no need to visit the GP first, instead, help can be requested directly by visiting

Alison Sankey, chair of Family Counselling Trust Wiltshire said: “We are most grateful to Wiltshire Council for its generous grant. It has been a difficult few years for families due to the pandemic, the cost of living crisis, and the NHS being unavailable for milder mental health problems.
“We want local families to know that help is available for young people experiencing challenging times. Please do get in touch.”
If you know a young person who is struggling with their mental health you can find out more about Family Counselling Trust, and how you can access or support their service at