Read all about it – lots of news and updates this month

What a busy few months we have had! Let’s start with a visit from the Police Crime Commissioner to celebrate our 10,000 counselling session since we started in April 2017!

At NWCH we counsel both victims of crime and help with the rehabilitation of ex-offenders.

“The work NWCH does is vital for helping victims of crime rebuild shattered lives and helps increase the likelihood of ex-offenders reintegrating back into society, reducing the number of victims,” said Mr Marc Jones.

“It’s been fascinating to see the amazing work that goes on here. It’s one crucial piece of a complex jigsaw of services that help our communities remain healthy, feel supported and stay safe.”

NWCH’s Director, Charlie Blackwell said: “NWCH has worked tirelessly for over two years to forge successful collaborations with as many organisations as possible, and many now refer clients to us, enabling us to provide counselling to the most vulnerable members of society.

“We have invested heavily in raising awareness of our services and the general public is now much more aware of what we offer. Week on week, we are seeing increasing numbers of self-referrals with people emailing or calling the Hub directly to request counselling.”

(L-R) Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, with NWCH Director, Charlton Blackwell.



We won an award!

Naomi Watkins returned home from her research project in Australia and New Zealand to win an award for NWCH! Five of Lincolnshire’s successful, established and emerging new directors and business leaders are winners for the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2019.

Over 150 guests attended the IoD East Midlands Director of the Year 2019 awards, held this year at Winstanley House in Leicestershire.

Forty six of the region’s successful, established and emerging directors and business leaders were finalists in the awards. Winners of the twelve categories will go forward to the IoD’s national finals in London on October 18th 2019.
Our CEO Naomi Watkins won Director of the year award in the start-up category. She had this to say about her win:
“It is an absolute honour to receive this award and represent the third sector and a community interest company. Running a business that is not-for-profit is extremely challenging. I couldn’t do what I do without my team, so this award is for all of them.”


(L-R)  Bruce Spencer-Knott of Minster Surfacing won the Director of the Year in the Innovation category. Caroline Killeavy of the Lincolnshire YMCA won the Director of the Year Third Sector. Naomi Watkins of NW Counselling Hub CIC won the Start Up category. Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police was named Public Sector Director of the Year. Representative for Sean Ramsden of Ramsden International won the Large Business Award.


We are now renting out some of our counselling rooms – contact us here to find out more. Suitable for therapists, holistic therapists, reiki practitioners, and any wellbeing therapist / practitioner.


We are now providing counselling via Skype and Telephone – please contact us here to find out more and book an assessment call.

We believe counsellors should be supported too, we can help with a hub for you to seek support from others.
We provide workshops and training of a high standard to help you keep your CPD up to date.
For more information about our NEW membership and all things training contact us here.

Are you passionate about Suicide Prevention? – If you are have you got your ticket yet to our conference? A Conference addressing Suicide Prevention. With guest speakers sharing their research, telling their lived experiences with their own mental health, and sharing good practice. Including workshops by NWCH trainers and a guest trainer in the afternoon based around three key topics; Suicide Prevention in Young People, Suicide Prevention in Adults, Suicide Prevention in the LBGT+ Community.

NWCH is passionate about suicide prevention and being able to see any warning signs early on, so we can support others to address the key concerns in clients lives. Through counselling and support at our dedicated hub in Lincoln we help many people who have suicidal ideation and/or intention. This conference is aimed at practitioners, front line workers, counsellors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, PSHE leads in Schools, pastoral teams in schools, clinicians, GP’s and mental health practitioners.

Early bird ticket only available until the end of July – book here Sold Out

See our full calendar of events here.

That’s it for now! What a jam packed few months we have had! Thank you for all your support for us as always.

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