Counselling Retreats for Campaigners and Carers

by Counselling for Social Change in Penzance

We did it
On 10th July 2013 we successfully raised £3,028 with 59 supporters in 37 days

We aim to provide free counselling support to campaigners and activists from across the UK in a low-impact off-grid retreat space in West Cornwall.

by Counselling for Social Change in Penzance

Counselling for Social Change is a counselling agency based in West Cornwall.  We were set up by people with backgrounds in environmental, social justice and peace campaigns.

Our aim is to provide emotional support to the 'social changers' the people that make a difference!  We've seen a lot of activists burnout or suffer from PTSD and we want to provide a space for people to get away, get some time to themselves and receive some emotional support.

We have some of the money towards our retreat space and have just purchased a shepherds Hut (as below) which will be on site within a month.  Our project is part of a larger permaculture project which is turning agricultural land into a forest garden.

Shepherds Hut

This campaign is focussed on helping with some of the basic infrastructure such as solar panels, compost toilets, water and wood burners to make a totally off-grid, low-impact retreat space.We've had this brilliant image of the 'Occupy' Guy Fawkes getting counselling designed by Stencil-Artist Arofish and a version of this will be one of the gifts (on T-shirts).


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£8 or more

£8 Reward

Listed on Supporters Page of website plus a postcard by London-based stencil artist Arofish.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Listed on Supporters Page of website plus a pack of 5 Arofish postcards.

£40 or more

8 of 50 claimed

£40 Reward

As above plus T-shirt with Arofish design.

£100 or more

9 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

As above plus a tree planted in our forest garden in your name (with a plaque on site)

£250 or more

£250 Reward

As above, plus a weekend in the retreat space.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Mid-week in the Retreat space.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Full week in the Retreat Space.

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