Pegasus World Holding, based in Leeds, has donated £4,000 to leading Harrogate mental health charity Wellspring Therapy & Training.

This donation is part of Pegasus’s on-going campaign to support mental health charities across the UK.

The company, which occupies Curo House, a 75,000 sq ft state-of-the art office and warehouse building at Logic Leeds Business Park by Junction 45 of the M1, places great emphasis on good mental health in the workplace.

CEO Ivan Zhou explained: “We take our social responsibilities extremely seriously. We are proud to support the magnificent Yorkshire mental health charity, Wellspring Therapy & Training, with a £4,000 donation.

“Wellspring provides private counselling at affordable rates, easing the overwhelming demand on the NHS’s mental health services, and providing hope for children, families and individuals who are struggling with mental ill health and distress.”

“As we create more quality and sustainable jobs in the Leeds area, providing a timely boost to the region’s economy, so we are aware of the importance of creating a happy and supportive working environment for all our staff.”

Ivan added: “I believe all Yorkshire businesses should make good mental health in the workplace a top priority and a key element of their corporate and social responsibility programmes. Together, we can make a real difference.

“We are proud of our sustainability programme, of which supporting mental health charities is a key part and we are determined to build on it in the months and years to come. We are confident all our business partners will join us on this vitally important journey. Watch this space.”

Nick Garrett, interim chief executive of Wellspring said: “Pegasus World Holding’s warehousing and distribution expertise is vital to the health of the Leeds City Region. This much needed donation is also vital as it will help us improve peoples’ mental health. I can’t thank Ivan Zhou enough for his company’s generosity.”

Wellspring Therapy & Training is based at 78 High Street in Starbeck. The well-respected charity, which was founded by in 2003, provides affordable short and long-term counselling for the Harrogate and district community.
What makes Wellspring’s work unique is that the charity offers affordable long-term, open-ended counselling where needed. This type of therapy is not currently widely available from the NHS. Most private counselling typically costs between £50 or more for each session, but many of Wellspring’s clients are unable to afford this.

Looking ahead, Wellspring hopes to be able to counsel 220 clients by the end of next year, building on the 170 now on the charity’s books.