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Bedford Centre receives £344.00 donation from Waitrose Community Matters

July 9, 2019 8:57 am Posted by

Bedford Centre receives £344.00 donation from Waitrose Community Matters The Counselling Foundation featured as one of the Green Token charities in Bedford Waitrose this May. Our Bedford Centre Clinical Lead, Fiona Di Leo was delighted to receive a cheque on behalf of the Foundation from Waitrose partner, Adam from Customer Services, for a generous £344.00. We are grateful to all...

Men’s Health Week | 10 – 16 June 2019

June 13, 2019 12:08 pm Posted by

Mens Health Week | 10 – 16 June 2019 This week is Men’s Health Week 2019. The week aims to raise awareness of all things related to men’s health including male mental health. We encourage the men in our lives look out for themselves, both physically and mentally.  Empowering men that it’s ok to ‘man up and speak up’, whether...

Bedford Centre receives Donation from Masonic Lodge of Ampthill

June 3, 2019 2:09 pm Posted by

Bedford Centre Clinical Lead Fiona Di Leo was delighted today to receive a generous donation of £900.00, raised by the members of the Manor Court Masonic Lodge of Ampthill. The cheque was presented by Lodge representative and former Bedford Counselling Centre service user, Shandor Nikitits. “I really benefitted from the counselling I received at the Bedford Centre,’ he said. “It...

Cathedral Donation Celebration #MHAW19

May 13, 2019 11:19 am Posted by

Cathedral Donation Celebration Our sincere thanks to the Congregational Giving Team, St Albans Cathedral for giving its support to our vital work in making counselling available to anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or grief. The Cathedral Abbey Church of St Albans Mission has donated £1,000 to our charity. This funding is especially valuable at this time because May marks the first anniversary...

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

January 3, 2019 11:27 am Posted by

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge What an amazing way to start the new year with the Polar Bear Plunge in St Albans. Over 400 plungers in total, all braved freezing temperatures to raise money and the profiles of three great local charities; Earthworks, The Ollie Foundation and The Counselling Foundation.  Against a backdrop of multi coloured outdoor changing rooms,...

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. Facing Christmas after a significant...

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...