A TROWBRIDGE charity which counsels people suffering from mental health issues has made an urgent appeal for trustees.

HELP Counselling Services is looking for more people to join its team of five existing trustees who meet quarterly to discuss and give support to the charity.

Spokeswoman Amanda Wilkes said: "As a Trustee your enthusiasm, your insight, views and local contacts may be of great value to the charity and help it achieve its aims in continuing to support the community."

HELP Counselling Services support hundreds of people each year, helping them to manage their mental health through weekly one to one counselling sessions.

Ms Wilkes said: "HELP engages volunteer counsellors who donate their services to support clients in need.

"Many people these days are looking to therapy or counselling now to help better understand themselves and their relationships, but it is an expensive business.

"HELP looks to bridge that gap and provide an affordable donation-based service, which is easy to access.

"HELP has provided counselling for over 8.5000 Wiltshire residents over the 35 years it has been in existence."

Managing on a £44,000 a year budget, HELP Counselling Services is entirely self-funded and relies on donations from local businesses.

Mrs Wilkes added: "HELP has been extremely grateful for the enduring and regular support that Zurich Community Trust has given us over many years.

"As well as regular financial donations, a decorating team recently visited the HELP offices at Kestrel House in Mill Street to treat them to a much-needed makeover.

"Completed in less than a day, a team of decorators gave the HELP offices a brand new look."

Anyone interested in getting involved in an enthusiastic and friendly team should contact: Amanda Wilkes on 01225 767459 or email amanda@helpcounselling.co.uk.