A north-east charity is on the hunt for volunteers willing to lend an ear to other people’s troubles.
The Banff and Buchan Counselling Service (BBCS) – an offshoot of Mental Health Aberdeen – has been supporting clients in Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Banff since the 1990s.
Mental Health Aberdeen has now launched a campaign to bolster the service’s ranks to continue to provide support.
Christine Maclean, the manager of BBCS, said the group aimed to help people in any way possible.
She added: “Volunteering as a counsellor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role and we are keen to hear from anyone who feels they have a contribution to make.
“It can bring something new into your life, and the benefits to BBCS are enormous.
“We have a wonderful and dedicated team of staff, but rely strongly on the kindness of our volunteers, who make such a difference to us.”
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can visit the charity’s offices at 51 King Street, Peterhead, between 6pm-8pm on Friday.
The informal drop-in session will provide the opportunity to meet current staff and volunteers and discuss the 10-week training programme required.
Mental Health Aberdeen has centres throughout the north-east in towns including Aboyne, Banff, Ellon, Peterhead and Inverurie.
It offers support and advice to people affected by the challenges presented by mental health issues.