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Rotarian Visit

July 20, 2018 1:26 pm Posted by

It was a pleasure to welcome Trevor Miles, Verulam Rotarian Chair of Community Services committee and Graham Dean, in charge of Fellowship, to the Foundation’s St Albans offices. A great opportunity to show Trevor and Graham around our St Albans Counselling and Counselling Training centre, to meet our teams and learn about our low-cost counselling services and how we support over...

Reasons to disconnect from social media

July 20, 2018 12:26 pm Posted by

Reasons to disconnect from social media Matt Haig, has a new book out, Notes on a Nervous Planet.  Author of novels and nonfiction books for children and adults, including The Humans and How To Stop Time,  Reasons to Stay Alive, one of the main themes in the author’s new book is how to stay sane in our fast-moving, anxiety-inducing world and why we need to...

Press Release | Counselling receives funding boost

July 20, 2018 10:07 am Posted by

Local counselling charity has received a major funding grant for its Bedford Centre of £5,000 from The Harper Trust to enable people on low incomes to receive counselling for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders and relationship issues. The Trust awards around £1 million in grants to community projects, organisations or individuals in the Bedford Borough who make...

Money worries linked to suicidal thoughts

July 17, 2018 10:16 am Posted by

Money worries linked to suicidal thoughts Managing your money and budgeting can be difficult, and your mental health can suffer if you are dealing with money worries. One in six people with money problems have had suicidal thoughts as a result. Mental Health UK now estimates that four million people in the UK are at risk of mental health issues because...

How to be a good leader in the workplace

July 12, 2018 8:52 am Posted by

Kindness is an underrated quality at work, but it is this good leadership skill and creates a happier more productive workplace. Most managers are nervous about sharing their personal feelings when they’re at work for fear it will open them up to judgment or criticism. Sharing stories can help colleagues to connect. New research suggests that by changing the culture...

Relationship support for parents

July 9, 2018 1:56 pm Posted by

Relationship support for parents Did you know that relationships between parents are more likely to come under extra stress during major sporting events? If you would like information and practical support to improve your relationship whether you are together or apart, our FREE couples counselling in partnership with Families First can help. This service is only available to parents who are...

Benefits of sideways talking to children and adolescents

July 2, 2018 2:20 pm Posted by

Great to hear Jonny Benjamin MBE on the Radio this weekend on the Graham Norton show. He shared his ‘Stranger on the bridge Story’ and the benefits of sideways listening and talking in car journeys and how it helped him communicate with his parents at a time when he was struggling with his mental health. Sideways listening can be helpful...