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what is bigmoose?

bigmoose is a welsh mental health charity. we are on a mission to support people through therapy and early intervention.

our goals are to:

  • help people with their mental health
  • prevent suicide
  • reduce homelessness

 

 

how do you help people?

our strategy for achieving these goals is by providing therapy to people who need it. in wales there is a 36 week waiting list to get mental health therapy. with bigmoose you are seen within a week.

these long waiting lists are huge contributing factors to why we are seeing a rise in suicide rates. people need help, and they need it quickly.

every client is treated as an individual and we refer them to the best suited therapist based on their needs, and our therapists’ specialities. on average people are only needing 4 sessions of therapy.

 

 

why choose bigmoose as your charity?

our work is different for a number of reasons:

  1. it is fast
  2. it is bespoke to the client
  3. the therapy style is solution focused and fast paced
  4. we don’t have tick boxes/criteria.

if people feel they need help, we will provide it to anyone that needs it.

at bigmoose our goal is to leave the world better than we found it and through our work we are achieving this every single day.

 

 

where does my donation go?

your amazing support allows us to carry out our work and without you, it wouldn’t be possible. we are very transparent with people who support bigmoose. all money goes into providing therapy and early intervention for people struggling with this mental health. £400 will give someone struggling a round of therapy (4 sessions) with one of our human givens therapists. we also provide mental health training in businesses and education.

 

 

what is human givens?

two very innovative and brave psychologists, joe griffin and ivan tyrrell, spent decades studying what works and what doesn’t work, and they were the first people to really challenge the idea of introspective therapies, the ones where people spend weeks and sometimes years examining the difficulties of life, and how people feel about them.

the foundation of their work is strengthened by what is called brief- solution focused therapy, and that we all have the same basic needs. if our needs are met in balanced and sustainable ways we will be mentally healthy.

as we become more skilled at applying these principles and ideas it has been found that many people can be helped in as few as three or four sessions.

 

 

how can i help bigmoose?

from a one-off donation via our just giving page, to a monthly donation through our monthly giving, there are so many different ways you can make a difference! we want to make supporting bigmoose as easy as possible. take a look below at some of the ways in which you can help:

just giving donation

monthly giving

cash donations through our coffee shop, bigmoose coffee co

taking part in our fundraising events

have an event idea of your own? please get in touch

 

 

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