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Small Charities Week | 17-22 June

June 20, 2019 11:02 am Posted by

This week is Small Charity Week 2019 which is now in its 10th anniversary. We’re celebrating here at The Counselling Foundation. We are proud to be a small charity supporting our communities offering subsidised counselling across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to help people in our communities overcome anxiety depression or grief. Counselling offers a place to talk where we make an...

Nadiya Hussain | Anxiety & Me

June 20, 2019 10:31 am Posted by

Following the recent awareness campaigns including Mental Health Awareness Week, Mens Health Week and Loneliness Week, we take a moment to reflect on the one off BBC documentary, Anxiety and Me. The film features Great British Bake Off winner 2015, Nadiya Hussain as she shares her everyday struggles with anxiety and explores the causes and the effective treatments to manage her...

National Loneliness Week 2019 | 17-21 June

June 18, 2019 3:02 pm Posted by

National Loneliness Week 2019 from 17 – 21 June. The week is dedicated to raising and acknowledging awareness of loneliness and isolation helping to reduce the stigma in our local communities. Marmalade Trust started the Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) campaign three years ago.  Their vision is to create a society where loneliness is recognised openly as something likely to affect us all at...

Men’s Health Week | 10 – 16 June 2019

June 13, 2019 12:08 pm Posted by

Mens Health Week | 10 – 16 June 2019 This week is Men’s Health Week 2019. The week aims to raise awareness of all things related to men’s health including male mental health. We encourage the men in our lives look out for themselves, both physically and mentally.  Empowering men that it’s ok to ‘man up and speak up’, whether...

Joyful June | Action for Happiness Calendar

June 10, 2019 11:01 am Posted by

As we reach the midway point of 2019, we share Action for Happiness calendar for a joyful June. Their Joyful June Action Calendar has daily suggestions for positive actions to do throughout June 2019 to help us experience more positive emotions and enjoyment in life. Action for Happiness helps us to appreciate the little things and get more joy from life, whether it’s in the...

Bedford Centre receives Donation from Masonic Lodge of Ampthill

June 3, 2019 2:09 pm Posted by

Bedford Centre Clinical Lead Fiona Di Leo was delighted today to receive a generous donation of £900.00, raised by the members of the Manor Court Masonic Lodge of Ampthill. The cheque was presented by Lodge representative and former Bedford Counselling Centre service user, Shandor Nikitits. “I really benefitted from the counselling I received at the Bedford Centre,’ he said. “It...

Volunteers Week 2019 | 1 – 7 June 2019

June 3, 2019 12:00 pm Posted by

This week the Foundation celebrate the work of it’s volunteers who all come together to talk and work to break down the stigma of ill mental health and help people overcome anxiety, depression and loss. From our primary volunteers, our students in counselling training, who accumulate many hours of closely supervised experience to progress through up to five years of ...