Categories for depression

Free helpline | St Albans volunteers

May 19, 2020 9:52 am Posted by

If you are a member of staff or volunteer working for a community group or charity across St Albans City and District during this pandemic period, you might be feeling you need some emotional support yourself. The Counselling Foundation who are working together with St Albans and District Council are pleased to announce that we’re recognising the acts of kindness from volunteers and...

MHAW2020 | Kindness

May 18, 2020 9:21 am Posted by

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme this year is “Kindness” it’s an opportunity to celebrate the many thousands of acts of kindness that have been central to the quality of our mental health.  This never more so than during the lockdown and social distancing measures as we...

VE Day 75 Years celebration

May 11, 2020 9:18 am Posted by

However you choose to mark the VE Day 75 Years celebrations in lockdown, it’s a time to celebrate and remember that we can come through tough times together and stronger. It will be a time to reflect and remind us all how we have overcome tough times in the past and how together we are stronger as we experience the...

BACP COVID-19 campaign

April 27, 2020 2:31 pm Posted by

Tackling the mental health consequences of coronavirus. The Counselling Foundation have signed the petition and added our voice to this important BACP campaign along with all counsellors, service providers, third sector partners and members of the public to show our support including, sharing with colleagues, employers, family members and friends. The BACP are building a coalition of professional bodies, service...

Two Point Six Challenge | Sunday 26 April

April 24, 2020 11:29 am Posted by

We’re one of the UK’s charities who need your help in this weekend’s Two Point Six Challenge! Our counsellors are supporting even more people as the nation struggles to come to terms with the mental health impact of changing work and family circumstances, financial insecurity, isolation, bereavement, societal breakdown and prolonged uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. On the day...

Every Mind Matters Campaign

April 17, 2020 1:12 pm Posted by

We welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge NHS campaign, raising awareness of the impact of people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Highlighting the importance of reaching out and talking the royal couple are encouraging people to talk and connect with each other using technology to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. They recognise the frustrations and stress many people...

How to cope with Covid-19 stress: 9 Mental Health tips

March 31, 2020 2:13 pm Posted by

As the scale of the spread of the virus Covid-19 continues, we are all having to adapt how we live on a daily basis as almost everyone will be affected one way or another. Through these uncertain times it is essential we continue to look after our mental and physical well-being. It’s surprising how resilient we can all learn to...

Press Release | Marathon run on Mother’s Day for local counselling charity

March 31, 2020 10:15 am Posted by

In spite of the London 2020 Marathon being cancelled in April due to Coronavirus, Harpenden based mum Mandy Maqueen decided to take matters into her own hands and mark Mothers Day with a difference.  She ran her own marathon, 26.2 miles locally in 5 different loops from her home on Mothering Sunday – and yes social distancing was observed at all times! Mandy Macqueen has been...

COVID-19 | Keeping our clients and staff safe

March 19, 2020 4:16 pm Posted by

Please note as of  Thursday 19th March 2020, we are regrettably not able to take calls or accept new clients for our counselling service.   Existing clients and those who have already received an assessment but have not yet started counselling, will have their sessions either over the telephone or online.   This is due to the Government advice given...

Bee-utiful Creations donates to support counselling

March 2, 2020 2:57 pm Posted by

The Foundation is grateful to local mumtrepreneur Bharti Lim, of Bee-utiful Creations for choosing us as a local charity to partner with. Bharti Lim was recently thinking of shutting doors on her business, but had a change of heart when she decided that she wanted to do more to support mental health.  So her business lives on, to help local...