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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...

Virtual London Marathon spaces to fundraise for mental health

March 23, 2021 11:09 am Posted by

An opportunity to help make a difference by running to help those in your community struggling with mental health as a result of the pandemic  Sunday 3 October 2021 The Virgin Money virtual London marathon means you can take part anywhere, which makes it more accessible to participate.  You can organise your own route, at a time and pace that...

#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...

Supporting communities with part funded counselling

February 26, 2021 11:40 am Posted by

We believe everyone should have access to counselling and that cost should not be a barrier to seeking talking therapy.  We offer a lifeline of support through low cost counselling to help people in our community during these uncertain times. Anxious, stressed, lonely, depressed, bereaved… We have all been impacted by covid-19 one way or another.  Whether we are struggling...

Connect with others and spread kindness

February 12, 2021 11:30 am Posted by

We share Action for Happiness February, 28 daily actions to help you connect with others and spread kindness, throughout the month of lockdown February and beyond. The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up…

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...