Categories for counselling training

World Mental Health Day 2020

September 25, 2020 9:32 am Posted by

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. It’s been a difficult year for us all The Foundation is all too aware of the impact the months of lockdown has had on our mental health.  Prioritising our mental health has never been...

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10, 2020 10:03 am Posted by

With the pressures of Covid and the threat of job loss, redundancy and furlough schemes ending, reaching out to our family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and employees is as crucial as ever. On World Suicide Preventation Day (WSPD) as well as all through the year, we encourage people to come forward to talk about whatever is troubling them; our counsellors are here to listen...

Thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme

September 3, 2020 2:53 pm Posted by

A huge thank you to Waitrose Hitchin Green Tokens Scheme. Many thanks to our amazing Stevenage centre counsellors Lorraine and Maggie for dodging the rain showers to collect this cheque. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation Waitrose customers have been unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of...

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...

Exploring Counselling as a career for men

June 25, 2020 9:05 am Posted by

The Foundation not only encouraging men to come forward and share their worries by talking, but also to consider a rewarding career as a counsellor. By encouraging our dads, sons, brothers, uncles, friends to open up and talk, we aim to address the pressures of masculine expectations across our different cultures.  Mental health doesn’t discriminate and through education and working...

Donation for counselling support in Bedford

June 18, 2020 11:14 am Posted by

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme | Counselling Support for those living Bedford A huge thank you to Waitrose Bedford Green Tokens Scheme. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation customers are unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of June received an equal share from the donation scheme. The funds...

Men’s Health Week | 15 – 21 June 2020

June 15, 2020 11:13 am Posted by

Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. Men are not just at higher risk from Covid-19, but also they are more likely to suffer from mental health issues in silence; potentially a dangerous combination. The pandemic is placing extra pressures on people, lockdown measures have been a new experience for everyone, and even the most...

Broxbourne Counselling | Tesco Bags of Help Donation

June 2, 2020 11:26 am Posted by

Bags of Help – The Counselling Foundation – Counselling Support for those living in Broxbourne A huge thank you to Tesco and all those who shop in the Broxbourne branch. The recent blue chip collection through the bags of help scheme had been started in stores, however this could not go ahead due to the risks of spreading Covid-19. However...

Volunteers Week 2020

June 2, 2020 9:47 am Posted by

This week the Foundation celebrate and thank the work of its volunteers who all come together to break down the stigma of ill mental health and help people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and loss. These include our primary volunteers, our students in counselling training, who accumulate many hours of closely supervised clinical experience to progress through...

Get more Joy from June

June 1, 2020 9:13 am Posted by

The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. It’s a new day and a new month and this Joyful June, Action for Happiness Calendar has 30 daily actions for June 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other through times of crisis. Action for Happiness helps us to appreciate the little things and get...