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Coping with Bereavement over Christmas

November 26, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

With the holiday season approaching, the Foundation recognise we all cope with grief in different ways.  While Christmas is usually a time for celebration and family, it can be an intensely emotional time for those grieving the absence of a loved family member or friend, whether it’s a recent loss or one from long ago. Bereavement is a time of...

Watford FC Trust Mental Health Project

October 9, 2018 10:30 am Posted by

Watford FC Trust are running a FREE mental wellbeing programme called empowerment. It provides physical activity and wellbeing workshops aimed at young men aged 18-25 (anyone over the age of 25 will be considered on a case by case basis) who require support with their mental wellbeing. When:   October 4th – December 21st Where:  Watford (Meriden Centre Fridays 1:30-3:00pm) and Hemel...

Press Release | Raising Awareness of Suicide Prevention across Hertfordshire

August 17, 2018 12:01 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are partnering with Spot the Signs and Save a Life, the Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign whose vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.  Hosting an event in St Albans town centre on Wednesday 5 September between 11.30am – 2.30pm  the teams...

Think of Volunteers as valued experts

April 3, 2018 10:46 am Posted by

Never under-estimate the expertise of your volunteers’ contribution, a charity leader has advised at the start of World Health Day. The CEO of The Counselling Foundation, Robert Cuming, says charities often think of their volunteers as helpful or even essential, but still but under-estimate their expertise and worth. “You can only see their true value if you step back and...

Look out for our green token collection box in St Albans & Harpenden Waitrose next month!

February 16, 2018 11:29 am Posted by

Waitrose Harpenden & St Albans Community Matters | Green Token Appeal At the Foundation we are always looking at new initiatives and opportunities to support and help us fundraise in our communities, to help those on low incomes access our counselling services. We will be one of the three Waitrose Community Matters charities in both the St Albans and Harpenden...

Mental health blogger shares her experience of social anxiety

December 7, 2017 2:18 pm Posted by

Social anxiety is defined as “an overwhelming fear of social situations, with symptoms ranging from a sense of dread about socialising to terrifying panic attacks”. Fiona Thomas is a mental health blogger who writes openly about depression and her social anxiety experiences. In her Metro article she describes how it can feel so impossible to overcome that sufferers become very...

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on

November 28, 2017 1:24 pm Posted by

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on Local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation were delighted to be at the St Albans Christmas market launch, alongside many other stalls which marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. The charity were on hand to share tips on how to look after...