Free counselling for 18-30 year olds in Liverpool! - The Mind Map
By Phil Bridges

Free counselling for 18-30 year olds in Liverpool!

Young people in Liverpool can now recieve free counselling through our ‘Talk It Out’ project

Published 23/09/2022

Are you aged 18 – 30 and living in Liverpool? You can now receive free counselling simple by clicking here.

‘Talk It Out’ is our new counselling project, being ran in partnership with our pals First Person Project.

The accessible counselling support can be received both online and in-person at locations across Liverpool. It’s up to you! 

The Mind Map’s founder Phil Bridges, a mental health lecturer and trainer said: “With current waiting times for counselling of up to 18 weeks but often beyond and routes into provision often confusing, there is an acute need to help meet an increasing demand for mental health support. 

“The pandemic has exacerbated an existing mental health crisis for young people. When you add to that the cost of living crisis and the collective trauma following the spate of recent murders in the city, never has increased counselling provision been more needed.”

Matty Caine, founder of First Person Project is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and lecturer he said: “This project is about mental health action at a critical time. The people within our local communities are in dire need of mental health support, but are struggling to access the necessary services due to a variety of complex socio-political factors. 

“This is impacting upon rates of mental illness and, in the worst case scenario, contributing to the increasing rates of suicide. We need to provide specialist mental health support without the unnecessary barriers or bureaucracy, and in a way which takes the whole person and their surroundings into account”. 

The project will also support the career development of trainee counsellors at Edge Hill University who will provide some sessions under supervision from The Mind Map and First Person Project’s experienced teams.