We did it
On 25th November 2017 we successfully raised £3,427 with 35 supporters in 42 days

We aim to raise £3,000 to help more people impacted by life-threatening illness.

by Colin Levine - The Harbour in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If you can help us to reach £10,000 with our Anniversary Appeal, we will be able to take forward a planned new outreach project which will help us to reach those in Bristol who are most isolated and who face a range of obstacles to accessing our help.

Please donate what you can, to help us to support more people like Sasha when they need it the most. 

Our project is about providing free psychotherapy for people here in Bristol who are impacted by life-threatening illness. We offer this support to people who are ill, their carers and loved ones, and to people who have been bereaved.  

There is often little or no support for people facing the loss and isolation that comes with life-threatening illness.  As Sasha describes in our video, relationships with partners, children, friends, can be placed under huge strain, leaving the people affected isolated and alone, at a time when they may most need support.  

That is why The Harbour exists: to offer a safe and confidential space to express the feelings, fears and frustrations that can accompany the journey through serious illness, from diagnosis to death, or a return to health.  The work we do helps to reduce levels of anxiety and depression, and often leaves people better able to manage their situation.

Demand for our service is growing at an alarming rate.  In the last six months we have had a 25% increase in referrals compared to the same period last year.  Last year we delivered 32% more counselling sessions than the year before.    

Over the next six weeks, we are asking you to help us respond to this demand. 

As an added incentive, we have sourced some unique rewards to thank you if you donate £15 or more! 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Dream Recorder. Share your dreams with your friends, family or your psychoanalyst! Donate £15 or more and we will send you a unique Harbour-branded Dream Recorder, so you can share your dreams with others.

£25 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

Poems by Felix Dennis: In addition to your own Harbour-branded Dream Recorder we will send you a hard-back edition of "I Just Stepped Out" by Felix Dennis, an outstanding collection of poems written in the shadow of a terminal cancer. "Beware the words of dying men...they are not fit for mortal ears."

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name on our Wall of Fame: In addition to your Dream Recorder we will inscribe your name, or the name of someone you wish to remember, on the Wall of Fame in our waiting room. For years to come, the Wall of Fame will bear witness to those who have generously supported our continuing work.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Win a Psychotherapist! In return for a donation of £100 or more, one of our psychotherapists will come and speak at your workplace, university, club, society or place of worship. Insights will be shared, questions will be answered: you, your friends, colleagues, your team or congregation can find out more about what psychotherapists do, and how, and why.

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