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How to look after our autumn wellbeing

October 29, 2018 2:12 pm Posted by

Autumn is officially here.  We’ve all enjoyed the extra hour this weekend, but now the reality of the shorter days is now upon us.  How can we take care of our mental wellbeing during the transition into winter months? Many of us are prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when we are affected by the lack of sunlight and cooler...

What Is Anxiety?

October 23, 2018 2:21 pm Posted by

It is important to recognise anxiety is normal and what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid.  Anxiety can affect us all in different ways and at different times. Anxiety can describe a number of conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorders, which shows why anxiety is one of the...

Parents Supporting Children Workshop

October 19, 2018 1:38 pm Posted by

Our thanks to St Albans Girls School (STAGS) for hosting a hugely positive Wellbeing event on 17 October. It was great to deliver our free workshop ‘parents supporting children’. Parents gained an insight into the adolescent experience and what’s happening inside the ‘teen’ brain with practical tips for parents on supporting their child. St Albans Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Farmer also attended...

Bereavement Support receives donation

October 19, 2018 11:20 am Posted by

What a lovely way to start the day, Foundation staff including, Programme Tutor Pam Firth, and Grants Manager, Judy Mallinson were on hand when Jason Downing, Area Manager of Phillips Funeral Services dropped into our St Albans office with a donation to help support our counselling work in the community including our new Bereavement support service. The Counselling Foundation not...

Press Release | Free Couples Counselling for Hertfordshire parents 

October 15, 2018 1:04 pm Posted by

Hertfordshire County Council has commissioned The Counselling Foundation to provide free counselling for parents whose conflict is affecting their children. Hertfordshire County Council began commissioning relationships support services to address parental conflict in 2016, initially part of a pilot funded by the Department of Work and Pensions.  The result was not just having impact on parents and children – it had the clear potential to...

Families First Launch Event on #WMHD

October 12, 2018 10:45 am Posted by

It’s been a busy week for the Foundation, marking World Mental Health Day 2018. As well as a successful event launching our leading accredited counselling training service in South London on World Mental Health Day we also attended the Families First launch event in Welwyn. Families First is the brand name for early help in Hertfordshire and brings together organisations...

Watford FC Trust Mental Health Project

October 9, 2018 10:30 am Posted by

Watford FC Trust are running a FREE mental wellbeing programme called empowerment. It provides physical activity and wellbeing workshops aimed at young men aged 18-25 (anyone over the age of 25 will be considered on a case by case basis) who require support with their mental wellbeing. When:   October 4th – December 21st Where:  Watford (Meriden Centre Fridays 1:30-3:00pm) and Hemel...

‘Let’s Talk’ Mental Health Exhibition

October 8, 2018 11:46 am Posted by

Over the coming weeks, another great national mental health initiative which coincides with #WMHD ‘Let’s Talk’ takes place in London with charity partner Mental Health UK.  It’s a free outdoor exhibition that aims to start positive conversations about and inspire others to open up about their own mental health.  Lettering artist Kate Forrester hand draws peoples most difficult experiences on...

The Wellbeing Village

October 4, 2018 2:08 pm Posted by

Foundation attending| Wellbeing Village, STAGS School, St Albans  Thursday 18 October: 2.30pm – 7pm Wellbeing Village – poster The Foundation will be attending The Wellbeing Village event in partnership with St Albans Girls School (STAGS), St Albans Plus and DSPL7 on Thursday 18 October. The Wellbeing Village is a gathering of professionals dedicated to providing wellbeing and mental health support to children and families.  Parents...

Young musician George Shelley bravely opens up about grief

October 2, 2018 10:35 am Posted by

George Shelley musician and presenter, bravely opens up about grief following the tragic death of his sister and shows why opening up about our grief is so important. Research suggests that bereavement is linked to high rates of suicide and mental health problems among young people. Bereavement is an important issue because of the enormous and serious impact it has...