Making mental health support more accessible

BWC has been selected to participate in the Big Give Mental Health Match Fund during this year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

We’re raising vital funds to make mental health support more accessible for vulnerable women suffering the devastating effects of the cost-of-living crisis on their mental health and well-being.

74% of women who contacted BWC’s counselling service last year wanted help with anxiety and stress. 62% wanted help with depression.

The women we support are often coping with complex issues that impact their mental health including insecure housing, low incomes, trauma, physical health conditions and isolation. Seen as too complex to be eligible for statutory therapy services, most can’t afford to pay for mental health support or struggle to access it because of a lack of things like childcare.

Donations to our appeal will be matched and could help to

  • Ensure cost doesn’t prevent women in Brighton & Hove getting mental health support.
  • Create safe, trauma-informed spaces where women increase their coping skills, make social connections and reduce long-term mental health issues.
  • Increase one-to-one support for women at our weekly Well-being Hubs with more trauma-informed staff available to offer support.

Visit to make a donation between Monday 15 and Monday 21 May 2023.

One donation, twice the impact.