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Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Tesco Broxbourne

November 25, 2019 1:47 pm Posted by

We’re delighted that the Foundation is one of three community projects to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme using blue tokens in Tesco stores Broxbourne, from Wednesday 1 January 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. By voting with blue tokens for the Foundation shoppers will be helping our mission to ensure specialist long term counselling is...

Co-op Local Community Fund | Supporting Counselling in Bedford & St Albans

November 25, 2019 12:25 pm Posted by

The Co-op has selected The Counselling Foundation Bedford and St Albans Centres as a local organisation that they would like to support and benefit through its Community Fund in 2019/2020. Co-op customers can now get involved help the Foundation’s mission to ensure long term counselling is available to support those who are on low incomes. One in four people suffer from...

Third Sector magazine ‘in five minutes’ with our Finance Director, Stephen Anstee

November 21, 2019 12:15 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation’s Finance Director, Stephen Anstee features in the Third Sector’s FD in Five Minutes article. Third Sector pose a range of questions including:- What made you work in the charity sector? “Having worked in business environments for many years, I wanted to be part of an organisation that gave something back to its communities. Following a period helping...

The Big Co-op Payout | Broxbourne

November 20, 2019 2:28 pm Posted by

We are celebrating the Big Co-0p Payout today Wednesday 20 November, which has raised £17m for local causes. Our Broxbourne centre is set to receive an amazing payout of £3,716.42 thanks to Co-op shoppers. Every pound received will go directly to helping someone benefit from long term subsidised weekly counselling sessions helps people through a range of mental health issues including...

International Men’s Day

November 19, 2019 1:19 pm Posted by

It’s International Men’s Day. The theme of the day is the same every year: ‘Making A Difference for Men and Boys’. The UK International Men’s Day website states that the aim of the day is to focus on ‘how we can make a difference to men and boys, and, how we can give men and boys better life chances’ by addressing...

The Counselling Foundation 2019 Graduation

November 18, 2019 2:34 pm Posted by

Mental health charity marks record year of trainee counsellors graduating with former Guardian columnist’s irreverent unpacking of their role in saving his sanity. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in the UK and they are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. Facing life changing events ‘alone’ and being told...

Anti-Bullying Week 2019

November 13, 2019 1:12 pm Posted by

The 11th – 15th November is Anti Bullying week for schools in the UK. The Anti-Bullying Alliance are organisers of this awareness campaign. “Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone....

International Stress Awareness Week | 4 – 8 November

November 7, 2019 11:56 am Posted by

International Stress Awareness Week takes place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th November and is organised by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).  The theme this year is Resilience: The Power to Succeed. Resilience:  The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties Resilience isn’t something we are born with, there are steps we can all take to look after our wellbeing to help cope...

A time to remember…

November 1, 2019 1:37 pm Posted by

For those looking to remember loved ones, join the St Albans Cavendish Choir for Faure’s Requiem for All Souls.   This is a special requiem service for All Souls sung by the Cavendish Choir. All are welcome. Where: St Albans Cathedral , Sumpter Yard , St Albans , AL1 1BY Start: 2nd November, 2019 at 4:00pm End: 2nd November, 2019 at 5:30pm It is never too late to seek support...

Movember 2019 – How will you grow yours?

November 1, 2019 1:30 pm Posted by

Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide.  In United Kingdom, 75% of suicides are men. The Movember Foundation is a charity tackling men’s health globally all year round.  Encouraging our dads, partners, brothers and friends to talk about their physical and mental health struggles. The rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we...