Funding has been gifted to a local charity to help it train more counsellors for the Island.
Relate Isle of Man offers residents, couples, individuals, same-sex, young, family, psycho sexual, pre-marital and divorce counselling.
It can take up to three years to fully qualify to work with Relate and additional training needs to be undertaken to offer services to young people and families.
The Manx Lottery Trust has donated the money for the training of two new counsellors.
Thelma Lomax works for Relate - she says they recently had their government funding cut by two thirds: