otrbristol | 30th November 2023

Our Winter Appeal has Launched!


Our 2024 Winter Appeal has Launched!

Each year, we support over 20,000 young people who are able to access our mental health services for free, thanks in large part to our generous donors. They present to us with a range of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to self-harm and feelings of suicidality. We don’t believe they are ‘broken’ and need fixing; it is often their environments and a lack of support that create these challenges.

Through our services, we offer empowering and holistic support. This includes one-to-one and group work, outreach in educational settings and a range of community-based interventions.

In winter, young people referred to OTR wait a staggering 96 days to see a counsellor.

These are really difficult times for many of us with a challenging societal and political climate, an increasingly complex and hostile context, including global conflict, and a cost of living crisis that intersects with devastating consequences for our young people.

Additionally, many face extra challenges during the winter months due to the shut down and reduction of services, pressures and stressors around family and the weight of darker and colder weather on wellbeing and mental health.

  • We know that in January each year, we receive 10 times as many referrals than any given month
  • In winter, young people referred to OTR wait a staggering 96 days to see a counsellor

Our services are funded and supported by generous donations from our community, but it is crucial that we reduce waiting times, and reach more young people.


A donation of £30 could pay for a critical counselling session

Support our winter appeal and help us reach more young people.


You can make a donation HERE.