April 7th Site Equip supports and celebrates World Health Day 2021. The 2021 World Health Day campaign focuses on building a fairer and healthier world.
COVID 19 has highlighted the unequal balance of resources of health services depending on someone’s social status.
All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies.
COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, who are more exposed to the disease, less likely to have access to quality health care services and more likely to experience adverse consequences as a result of measures implemented to contain the pandemic.
As part of this, there is a large focus on mental health. During the lockdown periods, it has become more apparent the effect untreated mental health has. Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England. Mental illnesses are more common, long-lasting and impactful than other health conditions and 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year.
As part of an ongoing battle to support mental health services during this tempestuous time, Site Equip are honoured to help support YPI Counselling.
YPI Counselling is the leading youth counselling charity in Basingstoke. They provide mental health and emotional support to young people aged 11 to 25 years old and parents of all ages through a range of interventions including 1-to-1 counselling sessions, group work and psycho-educational activities. YPI pride themselves on being a locally run charity with a strong community focus.
YPI Counselling relies heavily on grants, voluntary donations and fundraising to pay for the cost of the service. They do not charge young people anything for their counselling sessions and we want to keep it that way. On average it costs £40 per hour of counselling which equates to about £240 per young person for a course of sessions. By donating £240 you could change a young persons life.
You can donate to YPI Counselling on our just giving link here. If you would like to find out more about how you can help Site Equip fundraise for this incredible charity, please drop us a message on our contact page here.