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Beacon Counselling exists to improve the lives of people experiencing mental and emotional distress. This means people who are dealing with depression, bereavement, anxiety, and relationship difficulties, to name just a few challenges. These are the issues that millions of us face at some point in our lives, and that 17 million people in the UK struggle with each year. Beacon also has specialised services supporting people who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence, and young people looked after by the state.

Beacon is a leading provider of face-to-face therapy services in Greater Manchester and beyond. Beacon supports over 2,000 adults, young people and children, reducing levels of depression and anxiety, raising levels of confidence and self-esteem, and building people's resilience so they can deal with future challenges.

Beacon is a dynamic and thoughtful organisation responding to the needs of our communities, having created innovative services to help tackle problems including Child Sexual Exploitation, suicide prevention, young adults leaving the care system.

Beacon has been recognised several for the excellence of its work through national awards, including the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award, the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and the Winifred Tumim Award.

In summary, Beacon Counselling is an effective and innovative charity with a track record of delivering high quality services that are evidence based, effective, and targeted at the greatest need.

Charity number: 1109545

Stockport - Sale Rafted Canoe Charity Challenge

Event date: Saturday 14th May

Canoe from Stockport through to Sale on a rafted Canoe on 14th May 2022 to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May.

Are you willing to wade the water for mental health awareness week? Venture Out Activity Centre are an official delivery partner for British canoeing and will be delivering a rafted canoeing challenge for Beacon as a fundraising challenge. No experience required by participants as river leaders & assistants will be on hand to help/guide through the journey.

Rafted canoes are two canoes joined by a raft, making them impossible to capsize. Participants need to come dressed for the weather on the day (quick drying sporty type clothes) as there will be some splash and a good chance of wet feet. All drinks and food must be provided by participants (or bought from the stops); this can be carried with the group in waterproof barrels or can be delivered by friends and family on route.

All participants will need to fill in a consent form prior to the activity. The event is fully insured by Venture Out in regards to safety during the activity and equipment, including buoyancy aid and helmets will be provided. All transport to and from the start and finish will need to be arranged by yourselves.

To register, contact to secure your place.

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