Coping with Bereavement over Christmas

November 26, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

With the holiday season approaching, the Foundation recognise we all cope with grief in different ways.  While Christmas is usually a time for celebration and family, it can be an intensely emotional time for those grieving the absence of a loved family member or friend, whether it’s a recent loss or one from long ago. Facing Christmas after a significant...

Talking mental health awareness in schools

November 26, 2018 3:06 pm Posted by

As part of the Schools ‘Engaging Minds’ initiative, The Counselling Foundation’s CEO, Robert Cuming presented to an audience of Verulam School 6th Formers on Friday 24th November. Robert, was encouraged by his visit to Verulam school and to meet the new generation of young people, who were engaged and open to talk about mental health.  Prior to the talk on...

The Foundation are taking the plunge into the New Year

November 22, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

#PLUNGESTALBANS This year local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation is making a splash into the New Year by participating in The Polar Bear Plunge having been accepted as one of the three beneficiaries. Not only a beneficiary but two colleagues at the Foundation have volunteered to take the icy plunge to raise funds for counselling services. By entering the Polar Bear...

Graduation Celebration 2018

November 19, 2018 1:56 pm Posted by

Statistics show that poor mental health is at an all-time high and therefore demand for counselling continues to rise across Hertfordshire. Combined with the many awareness campaigns addressing the stigma of ill mental health this has encouraged more people to seek help. The Counselling Foundation are a leading counselling training provider, training the next generation of counsellors to support a...

Trustees Week 2018

November 16, 2018 2:10 pm Posted by

This week is Trustees Week 2018, an annual event to recognise and celebrate the vital work of our trustees who are all volunteers giving up their time to make important decisions about our charity’s work. Thank you to all our trustees!

World Kindness Day

November 13, 2018 12:28 pm Posted by

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. Make the world a better place with a random act of kindness – what will you choose? Treat everyone kindly, including yourself Reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to for a while Treat someone to a coffee Donate money to a good cause – like the Counselling...

Anti Bullying Week 2018

November 12, 2018 1:49 pm Posted by

This week is the start of Anti Bullying week an awareness campaign which 2018 takes place from November 12th to the 16th. Parents, carers and teachers can help to play an active role in preventing bullying, supporting young people through active listening. The Foundation’s short ‘Introduction to Counselling’ course can help anyone interested in acquiring and learning how to use active...

Remembering 100 years of the end of WW1

November 9, 2018 10:04 am Posted by

This year commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War. Each year on November 11 we stop at 11am for a short moment of silence and reflection to remember the bravery of all those who lost their lives in the First World War and other wars. There are many ways that we remember and pay tribute, whether it’s...