The Olive Branch seeks to provide a professional counselling service demonstrating the Christian principle of love and care for each individual.
The Olive Branch exists to relieve people resident in Winchester and the surrounding area who are suffering from emotional or mental stress by providing a counselling service within a Christian ethos and by providing support and supervision to our counsellors. We do not impose our own faith on anyone, accepting that men and women who come to us may not share our beliefs. Many have low incomes and levels of distress that often need more time than the statutory services can offer.
WHY THE COMMUNITY NEEDS US
Our contribution to the health of the community have been recognised by Winchester City Council providing a welcome grant to us each year under the former Health Inclusion and Social Inclusion Scheme. Local churches also recognise the value of our work with a small amount of financial support. We depend predominantly on individual donations and the generosity of our volunteers. In 2013 we were chosen to receive a Mayor of Winchester Community Award for our services to the community.