Categories for bereavement

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

May 7, 2021 10:55 am Posted by

Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Nature has a unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. During long months of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature. According to Mental Health Foundation, research on the mental health impacts of the...

Action for Happiness | Active April!

April 13, 2021 12:24 pm Posted by

Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing This month we share Action for Happiness Active April calendar, encouraging everyone to get moving and get outdoors as much as possible. Whatever your circumstances or physical limitations, you can find your own ways to be a bit more active. There are 30 everyday simple things we can all...

Charity Awarded National Lottery Funding

March 9, 2021 1:06 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation is very excited to announce that our work has been recognised by National Lottery Funding and we have received a significant grant to support our services. We’re able to offer a counselling lifeline to even more people in our community thanks to £10,000 of National Lottery Funding.  Our charity believes everyone should have access to counselling and...

#NETCharityChamps Campaign

March 2, 2021 1:09 pm Posted by

We’re proud to be part of the #NETCharityChamps campaign and celebrate as one of many charities who have adapted and responded to the new needs of our communities with creativity and compassion, helping to reduce isolation, and support vital mental wellbeing services. Our counselling and bereavement service features as one of the charities that is transforming NET Coronavirus Appeal donations...

Donation from Bedford Park Rotary Club

January 26, 2021 2:06 pm Posted by

Thank you to Bedford Park Rotary Club for their kind donation of £500.00 in recognition and support of our long term counselling work in the Bedford community. Every pound of this donation will go towards helping to part fund our client work in the Bedford Centre. Every pound of this donation will go towards helping to part fund counselling sessions...

Loved and Lost: grief in the time of coronavirus – a photo essay

August 28, 2020 1:55 pm Posted by

Take a moment to read the Guardian’s article; Photographer Simon Bray’s project Loved and Lost deals with the loss of loved ones.  Where he asks each participant to find a photograph of themselves with their lost loved one, and they returned to the location to replicate the image.  “Such a moving and relevant article.”  Jo Spilling, Clinical Director The project aims...

A counselling lifeline for people who’ve been affected by the pandemic

July 9, 2020 12:05 pm Posted by

Many people in our community will be facing difficult times trying to deal with bereavement, trauma, health issues, financial stress and relationship breakdowns due to COVID-19. The Counselling Foundation is proud to have been awarded a fund by Herts Community Foundation (HCF) to provide counselling sessions to residents across Hertfordshire whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The...

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...

Take care of your mental health over Christmas

December 17, 2019 1:12 pm Posted by

At the Foundation we recognise the importance of looking after our mental health and well being especially over the festive period and understand that for many of us, it is far from ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ for many reasons.  Instead it can be filled with anxiety and depression and is often an isolating time for people especially...