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Thank You Waitrose Bedford

November 24, 2020 2:12 pm Posted by

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme | Counselling Support for those living Bedford A huge thank you to Waitrose Bedford Green Tokens Scheme. Our Bedford Centre, Clinical Manager, Fiona Di Leo was on hand to receive the cheque on behalf of The Counselling Foundation. The funds will enable us to top the cost of counselling for those living in the Bedford area...

Ask Twice Campaign

November 17, 2020 2:50 pm Posted by

This November, Time to Change launch their ‘Ask Twice’ campaign on 19 November on International Men’s Day, to help tackle the mental health stigma. Now, more than ever, we know everyone’s mental health is under pressure.  This November, by encouraging everyone to work together to tackle mental health sigma and discrimination by getting people to ask not just once, but...

World Kindness Day 2020

November 13, 2020 2:06 pm Posted by

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. Today is World Kindness Day; what will you to do to help promote positive mental health for both yourself and those around you? Helping others with acts of kindness especially during this pandemic is good for our own mental health and wellbeing, helping to reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. What...

Co-op Local Community Fund | Bedford Counselling Centre

November 13, 2020 2:03 pm Posted by

We’re delighted our Bedford Counselling Centre has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. To help us make the most of this funding opportunity, we share a few ways you can help support our charity and boost our funding. How the Fund Works Our cause is one of three causes in our Bedford community where Co-op members...

Trustees Week | 2-6 November

November 3, 2020 2:21 pm Posted by

This week is Trustees Week 2020, 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. It’s an opportunity to highlight the amazing work of trustees, support boards to improve their governance, and encourage new people to consider trusteeship and volunteering...

Movember 2020

November 3, 2020 2:13 pm Posted by

The Movember Foundation is a charity tackling men’s health globally all year round. We support the campaign as we encourage our dads, partners, brothers and friends to talk about their mental health struggles. Our thanks to Ciaran Bradley for allowing us to share his recent article “Depression in Men | Do you feel like you can speak out when you’re...

Domestic Abuse Counselling

October 22, 2020 1:30 pm Posted by

Cases of domestic abuse have increased during lockdown with many living with their abuser remaining trapped at home, living in a toxic or unsafe environment. UK charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls on one day alone in April. In June, calls were still up by 80% on last year. Of the women who reported that the abuse they experienced got worse during...

Thank you to our guest Menopause speaker

October 22, 2020 12:36 pm Posted by

A big thank you to our guest speaker Dr Wendy Molefi, The Mindful GP for her time at our fundraising event ‘Approaching the Menopause Mindfully’. It was refreshing to talk more about menopause in an open forum and supportive environment. The event was a huge success and incredibly informative. A chance for women to come together to learn more about...

Donation for Bedford Centre

October 6, 2020 10:02 am Posted by

Sincere thanks to Sharnbrook Learning for Pleasure for their donation of £192.50 in support of our Bedford Counselling Centre. The Foundation are proud to be Sharnbrook’s chosen charity for this academic year. Sharnbrook choose charitable organisations where there is a local connection to the group and a local connection to the charity. This year’s choice of The Counselling Foundation has Sharnbrook...

World Mental Health Day 2020

September 25, 2020 9:32 am Posted by

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. It’s been a difficult year for us all The Foundation is all too aware of the impact the months of lockdown has had on our mental health.  Prioritising our mental health has never been...