Prince Philip Trust Fund is quick to help

The Prince Philip Trust Fund has responded quickly to our appeal for help in delivering web counselling to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At its recent online meeting, chaired by the Earl of Wessex, the Trustees awarded our charity a grant of £1,000 towards professional counselling for residents in need, living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Relate MTB is providing web counselling to new and existing clients to ensure continuity of our support to local couples, families and individuals, during the lockdown restrictions.

Fiona Greenfield, Centre Director said: “We are very grateful for the quick response from the Earl of Wessex and the Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund, who continue to recognise the importance of our role in the local community. It makes such a difference to the help we are able to provide to local people who are vulnerable and in need of our counsellors’ skilled support in this current crisis.”

The sudden change to our normal lives, routine and access to our usual support networks being cu-off has added to the stress that the pandemic has caused. One of our counsellors, who is delivering web counselling, explains: “As a nation most of us are experiencing sudden, unplanned endings (exams cancelled, work furloughs, loss of contact with family, or institutions of work and social networks, as well as bereavements).  The switch to webcam counselling means that our sessions don’t have to be another unplanned ending that could exacerbate relationship difficulties. Where possible, webcam sessions can offer a safe space to talk about the impact of the pandemic on all areas of life.

“If clients needed Relate before the pandemic, then they most likely need Relate even more in the current situation.”

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