What is the WIRTH Hats Counselling Program?

When WIRTH Hats was founded, our ultimate goal was always to reduce barriers to access to affordable counselling.

Through the sale of our hats, we are now happy to provide free counselling sessions for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

Each individual who is sponsored by the WIRTH Hats counselling fund will receive 8 sessions of free counselling with a possibility for further support.

Here’s why…

The mission of WIRTH Hats is simple:

  1. Make the best darn hats our heads have ever seen (In honour of Jakob Wirth’s dream).
  2. Reduce the stigma around counselling and therapy
  3. To provide financial assistance for counselling and therapy for those who cannot afford it.

What’s the application process for Counselling?

If you or someone you know is unable to afford counselling and would like to see a counsellor, please fill out the online form below.

Counselling Criteria:

  • Be financially unable to pay for counselling under your current financial situation.
  • Be willing to follow through with a minimum of 4 counselling sessions.
  • Be willing to start the process no later than 2 weeks from hearing back from us.
  • Be willing to provide feedback on the experience (no personal, confidentiality information).

*Note: You will able to change counsellors throughout the process if you feel your current counsellor is not the best fit. All sessions will be conducted via online through BetterHelp (an award-winning online counselling platform).

If you are a resident of Vancouver BC, in-person options may be available as well.

General Questions

What happens after I apply?

Once you connect with us, you will receive an email from us within one week. 

Note: As much as we would love to help everyone receive counselling, our financial resources are limited and we will do our best to accommodate eligible applicants as much as we can.

I’m a counsellor –– how can I help?

If you are a counsellor who would like to be involved with WIRTH, please get in touch! 

 

Our goal is to create a network of counsellors throughout the world that are a part of the WIRTH family. 

 

To contact us, please reach out on contact form below or we can be reached at contact@wirthhats.com

Can this program help me in an emergency?
No. This program is not intended for emergency situations. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact one of the following numbers:

 

Canada:  18334564566

Text line: Text HOME to 686868

United States 18002738255

Text line:  Text HOME to 741741

UK: 116123

Text line: Text SHOUT to 85258

Germany: 08001810771

Austria: 017133374

Australia 131114

Mexico: (55) 5259-8121

Denmark: +4570201201

Japan: +810352869090

France: 0145394000

South Africa: 0514445691

India: 8888817666

China: 08008101117

Brazil:  212339191

Ireland: +4408457909090

Russia: 0078202577577

Sweden: 46317112400

Italy: 800860022

Spain: 914590050

Egypt: 7621602

New Zealand: 0800543354

Norway: +4781533300

Finland: 010 195 202

Holland: 09000767

 

*If your country is not listed here, please Google “Mental Health Crisis Line” for your country of residence and call that number.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?
We’d love to help address any remaining questions you may have about our Counselling Program.

 

Please contact us on contact form or  at contact@wirthhats.com.

Counselling Application Form