Hey, good to see you here! Whether you are a fellow therapist or not, you are welcome to support us with our campaign work. Below is a list of what we are currently up to! If you click on the links shown you will be taken to the relevant pages. Please do get in touch if you have any questions you would like to ask us about any of the work we are doing. We’d like to say a huge thank you to you all from CTUK, your ongoing support means everything to us. We could not do this alone!
Here’s how you can help…..
September 2018 – Ongoing – can you email your local MP? (therapists only)
We are trying to raise awareness on a national level about the current mental health crisis our children and young people are facing. We also have concerns around the use of unqualified volunteer counsellors often being used to deliver counseling in schools, as well as counsellor exploitation. We have tried to capture these issues in this letter which we would like to reach all MPs. If you would like to support us by sending your local MP a letter, then please do click on the link in the box below and it will take you to a page where you can copy and paste the letter and use a template to email your MP. If you are not sure who your local MP is then you can find out who it is on the parliament website here.
September 2018 – Ongoing – Can you sign and share our campaign via change.org? In the campaign we ask the UK government to, ‘Make it mandatory for every UK school to provide counselling for children and young people.’ (for anyone to take part in)
In the UK we are in the midst of a mental health crisis, which is affecting many of our children and young people. According to the Department for Education (DfE), 1 in 10 (850,000) children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition. Despite these startling statistics and their implications, the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children are not being met, with 1/3 of school based referrals to CAMHs being rejected. Research shows that a solution to this crisis is to place a counsellor in every school, and we are asking the UK government to do this.
You can read the full campaign, sign and share it here.
September – November 2018 BACP Resolution (BACP members only)
Calling all BACP members – Please vote in favour of resolution ‘Accreditation’ – Voting opens Monday 17th September 2018 and closes 12th October 2018
Dear BACP member
As you may know each year the BACP holds its annual AGM and as part of this process they invite members to submit a resolution if they wish to do so. This year, Siobhan Crosbie and Tara Shennan of our admin team have put forward a resolution which seeks to redress the culture of unemployment which permeates our profession.
The resolution, entitled ‘Accreditation’ asks that the BACP amend their member title structure so that all qualified counsellors are labelled accredited upon registration. You can read our supporting statement for this resolution in full here.
Ongoing – Donations (everyone)
We need as many donations as we can get to achieve our goals. All donations cover running costs associated with the campaigns we are currently working on. You can donate any amount you wish by click on the donate button below, every penny help! Thank You!
Please do share our work with anyone who feel may be able to help.