WAVES Counselling Project

14th March 2022

2021 Winner

Community Organisation Award for Gender

Through its staff and 50 volunteers, The WAVES Counselling Project provides free therapy to anyone aged 16 or over in Cornwall who has experienced or is experiencing domestic abuse regardless of age, gender, sexuality, income, disability, ethnicity, or psychological status. According to the crime survey for England and Wales year ending March 2020, an estimated 5.5% of adults aged 16 to 74 (2.3 million people) experienced domestic abuse in the last year, for Cornwall that translates to an estimated 31,128 people who have experienced domestic abuse. To date, this exceptional project has worked with over 3110 clients who have experienced domestic abuse and completed free therapy sessions, equating to over 13,345 hours of therapy. Their amazing volunteers have generously provided over 50,135 hours of their time, which is having an immense impact on their service users and the wider community.