Timewith, a London-based startup focusing on accessible therapy to all, has launched an initiative that will the cover the cost of 1000 people’s first therapy session.
The campaign, which went live last week, is running UK-wide and is open to anyone. The company believe removing the financial burden can address some of the key hesitations they encountered in their research:
- What actually happens in therapy?
- What if I don’t like my therapist?
- How’s it going to help me?
- How do I know if it’s worth the investment?
Founded by Imperial College graduates, Timewith launched last year and has helped over 5,000 people get into therapy. With a strong base in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster, local residents are encouraged to apply. It offers tailored matching as well as 1-to-1 support to connect customers with its community of 400+ therapists across the UK.
Explaining the reasoning behind 1000 Hours for 1000 People, founder & CEO Mark Tsirekas said:
“Mental Health problems are on the rise, yet despite the progressive media narrative, few people are aware of how to seek support.
Therapy is an age-old solution which has been proven to work. It changes lives – our whole team can attest to that. But it remains a huge unknown, and with the average cost of a session being £58, many lack the conviction to try it. We’re changing that with this campaign.”