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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...

Stress Awareness Month | April 2021

March 26, 2021 1:52 pm Posted by

The theme for April’s Stress Awareness Month 2021 is: Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression and we are all experiencing...

Mother’s Day – Not always a celebration

March 12, 2021 1:06 pm Posted by

Following International Women’s Day, fittingly on Sunday 14 June many of us will be celebrating Mothering Sunday. A time to show our love appreciation and gratitude to mothers and maternal figures However, Mother’s Day can bring a huge mix of emotions for many of us, it can be a painful reminder of loss or estrangement of a family member who...

#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...

Mindful March

March 1, 2021 11:48 am Posted by

Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us This month Action for Happiness invite us to take some time to look within and learn to be more mindful. There are 31 achievable daily actions to take, encouraging us to focus on the present, helping to reduce stress and lift our mood. Learning to...

Thanks to HCF for a generous grant

January 14, 2021 1:23 pm Posted by

Thanks to a generous grant from the Hertfordshire Community Fund (HCF) we are able to make a difference to those in our communites, by offering low cost counselling that ensures we can help people on benefits or very low incomes. This funding enables us to provide counselling to clients in Hertfordshire at even lower fees than our normal heavily subsidised...

Time to Talk Day 2021 | Start your mental health conversation

January 12, 2021 10:36 am Posted by

We are proud to support the Time to Change initiative, Time to Talk Day 2021, celebrated this year on 4 February, a chance to get the national talking about mental health. We understand all too well the importance of starting small conversations about mental health and the powerful difference they can make. Getting people talking is something we have been...

Small ways to achieve a happier January

January 8, 2021 12:09 pm Posted by

How can we start this new year happier? We know each month we can always rely on Action for Happiness to give us ideas and inspire us to with their daily tips to keep us mentally healthy and focused on what we can control.  January is no exception, as we enter into a new year amid more restrictions and uncertain...

Donation | Community Matters Waitrose Watford

December 7, 2020 10:49 am Posted by

We we would like to thank all the shoppers who supported the Foundation when they shopped in the little Waitrose located on the top floor in John Lewis. Through voting with green tokens, our charity has received a cheque of £1,000!  Every pound of this donation will be carefully allocated to help top up weekly counselling sessions for those facing...