The Maya Centre is a small community-based charity in Islington providing a free counselling service for women who have experienced mental health issues, trauma, and gender-based violence.
With the support of local grant-maker Cloudesley, they were funded to develop a virtual model of counselling support for women who may struggle to make face-to-face appointments for physical health, mental health, or practical reasons. This programme began in 2019.
- In 2020 with the need for social distancing, they were able to quickly transition to remote support for the women who use their services.
- This evaluation took place from January to March 2021.
- We collected feedback on the practical elements of offering services by phone or video.