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Exploring Counselling as a career for men

June 25, 2020 9:05 am Posted by

The Foundation not only encouraging men to come forward and share their worries by talking, but also to consider a rewarding career as a counsellor. By encouraging our dads, sons, brothers, uncles, friends to open up and talk, we aim to address the pressures of masculine expectations across our different cultures.  Mental health doesn’t discriminate and through education and working...

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen

June 19, 2020 1:00 pm Posted by

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen It’s a day to celebrate the roles that fathers play in our lives, but if your dad is no longer with you Father’s Day can be a painful reminder of your loss. Bereavement Support If you have lost your dad, recently or years ago, it can still be painful remember with...

Supporting those bereaved by covid-19

June 18, 2020 12:28 pm Posted by

Bereavement Support | Supporting those bereaved by covid-19 We are proud to be working with Families First to support the emotional health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people in our community who have lost a family member to covid-19 through bereavement support. Our counsellors will be on hand to provide practical support and provide emotional reassurance to help...

Donation for counselling support in Bedford

June 18, 2020 11:14 am Posted by

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme | Counselling Support for those living Bedford A huge thank you to Waitrose Bedford Green Tokens Scheme. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation customers are unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of June received an equal share from the donation scheme. The funds...

Men’s Health Week | 15 – 21 June 2020

June 15, 2020 11:13 am Posted by

Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. Men are not just at higher risk from Covid-19, but also they are more likely to suffer from mental health issues in silence; potentially a dangerous combination. The pandemic is placing extra pressures on people, lockdown measures have been a new experience for everyone, and even the most...

Funded Emotional Support for the over 60’s

June 9, 2020 9:04 am Posted by

Do you know an older relative, friend or neighbour who would benefit from talking to someone? The Old People’s Trust in partnership with The Counselling Foundation are working together to offer emotional support to the over 60s in our community during the pandemic. Emotional support via telephone or online (zoom/skype) is available to anyone over 60 living in the St...

Football, Prince William and mental health

June 4, 2020 11:47 am Posted by

In case you missed it… The Duke of Cambridge explores why British men struggle to talk about their emotions. Suicide remains the biggest killer of young men in this country. Prince William continues to campaign to change the conversation around mental health in Britain.  As a football fan Prince William talks to players and fans to get men talking and...

Broxbourne Counselling | Tesco Bags of Help Donation

June 2, 2020 11:26 am Posted by

Bags of Help – The Counselling Foundation – Counselling Support for those living in Broxbourne A huge thank you to Tesco and all those who shop in the Broxbourne branch. The recent blue chip collection through the bags of help scheme had been started in stores, however this could not go ahead due to the risks of spreading Covid-19. However...

Volunteers Week 2020

June 2, 2020 9:47 am Posted by

This week the Foundation celebrate and thank the work of its volunteers who all come together to break down the stigma of ill mental health and help people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and loss. These include our primary volunteers, our students in counselling training, who accumulate many hours of closely supervised clinical experience to progress through...

Get more Joy from June

June 1, 2020 9:13 am Posted by

The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. It’s a new day and a new month and this Joyful June, Action for Happiness Calendar has 30 daily actions for June 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other through times of crisis. Action for Happiness helps us to appreciate the little things and get...