Young residents of Hemel Hempstead who are struggling to cope with loss and bereavement can now get help from charity Way In.
The charity offers a counselling service based in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and it has recently received £9,500 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
Thanks to the funding, the charity can now offer help to people aged 12-30 who live in their catchment area.
Charity director, Helen Lehrle, said: “Thanks to the government for making this possible.
“If you have experienced a bereavement during the pandemic and would benefit talking to a therapist about your experience we are here to help. Your bereavement does not have to be covid related to have our support. We can offer up to 12 sessions through our funding scheme.”
Helen, and Thea Bailey – also charity director – took on the challenge last year of saving the charity from closing.
Because of COVID-19 they are now offering help through Zoom, telephone and walk and talk therapy.
For more information visit way-in.uk/about.html.