Friends of the choir
TCS in support of Charities
TCS is glad to support the following charity at Christmas 2019:
Off The Record Twickenham
Off The Record provides the only free and confidential drop-in counselling, information and sexual health service for young people aged 11–24 who are living, working or studying in the Borough of Richmond. We provide early help, preventing future suffering and cost. Our vision is that every young person should be provided with the skills and confidence to overcome life’s challenges.
Off The Record is open 6 days a week, offering easy access in a young people friendly venue. We offer:
- Crisis counselling – 1-3 sessions by appointment or walk-in sessions
- Weekly counselling sessions - up to 12 free sessions
- Walk-in information
- Counselling in satellite services across the borough – Hampton, Teddington, Whitton, Ham, St Margarets, Richmond and Barnes
- Support to schools through workshops and advice
- Support to parents and carers
- A weekly sexual health clinic
In this past year we supported over 1,700 young people. These are young people who are desperate for help. They come with a range of issues including anxiety and panic attacks, suicidal ideation, abuse, depression, self-harm, relationship problems, difficulties at school, eating disorders, anger and drug issues. Feedback from young people shows that after counselling they feel more positive about the future and more able to overcome any problems they are facing.
The number of young people accessing our counselling and drop in services for mental health support is increasing. Our services are needed now more than ever.
“Off the Record was a life-saver for my twelve year old daughter and us as a family. She had reached crisis point after years of bullying and there was no provision for her to see anyone to talk to via NHS/CAHMS for immediate support. Off the Record squeezed her in and she met with a counsellor who was compassionate, listened to her problems, gave her advice on how to cope and showed her that it was not her problem. After her sessions she was incredibly thoughtful and emotional and was able to release pent-up emotions and move forward to a better place mentally. I’m not sure she would be here today without your help".
Registered charity 1152097
For more information about ORT click here ➙ https://otrtwickenham.com
ORT will be performing a fund raising concert on December 10, 2019