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World Mental Health Day 2019 | 10 October

September 23, 2019 9:41 am Posted by

We’re getting ready to mark World Mental Health Day.  The day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues. The theme of this year’s event set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide and suicide prevention.  Suicide statistics across the UK continue to rise, we hope to encourage more people to access counselling as early intervention could prevent...

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...

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...

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...