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Benefits of sideways talking to children and adolescents

July 2, 2018 2:20 pm Posted by

Great to hear Jonny Benjamin MBE on the Radio this weekend on the Graham Norton show. He shared his ‘Stranger on the bridge Story’ and the benefits of sideways listening and talking in car journeys and how it helped him communicate with his parents at a time when he was struggling with his mental health. Sideways listening can be helpful...

Foundation employee receives fundraising recognition

June 29, 2018 9:19 am Posted by

The Foundation’s Business and Commercial Manager, Ruth Hutchinson has been selected to receive an award from the St Albans Charity Cycle Ride in recognition of her fundraising achievements for Rotary charities. Ruth participated in the annual SACCR back in May and will receive the private cup trophy as a thank you for the impressive £721 she raised.  She has been...

Fundraise through Amazon Smile

June 19, 2018 11:58 am Posted by

You shop – Amazon gives! The Foundation has now joined Amazon Smile so that 0.5% of any item purchased goes directly to helping people access low-cost counselling in our centres. Amazon Smile offers exactly the same products and prices as the usual Amazon site.   Remember always click smile.amazon.co.uk and choose The Counselling Foundation as your charity and start shopping! Every time...

Carers week 11 – 17 June

June 11, 2018 9:44 am Posted by

This week is Carers Week 2018. Supporting others can be mentally and physically exhausting as carers often put their own health and wellbeing last. Stress and depression can affect anyone, but the pressure and expectations of caring can make carers particularly vulnerable. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental...

Our Business Development Manager gets on her bike!

May 11, 2018 12:40 pm Posted by

Support our Business Development Manager, Ruth Hutchinson as she gets on her bike this Sunday to join the SACCR to represent our charity to cycle 10 miles!       Look out for staff members Judy Mallinson and Sonja Hutchinson helping out on the “1000” register table! Passionate about promoting positive mental health, The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that...

Tips for Coping with workplace stress

May 4, 2018 1:08 pm Posted by

To support Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW18, we share tips on how we can cope with workplace stress. Considering how much time we spend at work, it’s not surprising that our jobs can have a significant impact on our mental health. Support your Colleagues Make an effort to speak to someone you wouldn’t normally. Ask how they are and really...

World Maternal Mental Health Day | 4 May

May 3, 2018 10:51 am Posted by

To coincide with World Maternal Mental Health Day on 4 May.  This week is also the second UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Week (30 April to 6 May), which is coordinated by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK. The week has been dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health issues and improving the quality of care for all women across the...

St Albans Rotary Talk

April 27, 2018 9:50 am Posted by

This week we were honored to present to The Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium.  We shared the impact of the Foundation’s work in the community and why we need funds to meet the ever increasing demand for counselling. We work all year to support those who would not otherwise afford counselling.  Need is growing for our services and St Albans...

Donation Celebration

April 27, 2018 8:49 am Posted by

The Foundation are once again grateful for the annual contribution received from the Cathedral Abbey Church of St Albans Mission Allocation who have always been supportive of the work we do. Fiona Di Leo, Clinical Manager at our St Albans centre, was on hand to receive a generous donation of £1,000 from The Dean of St Albans Cathedral, the Very Reverend...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 | #MHAW18

April 24, 2018 10:14 am Posted by

Join us at The Luton Mall | Friday 18 May 2018 | 10am – 3pm Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between 14-20 May 2018 and the theme this year is stress. The causes of stress are different for all of us, but the most common is work-related.  This is an opportunity for the Foundation to share how we can help organisations...