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World Mental Health Day 2019 | 10 October

September 23, 2019 9:41 am Posted by

We’re getting ready to mark World Mental Health Day.  The day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues. The theme of this year’s event set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide and suicide prevention.  Suicide statistics across the UK continue to rise, we hope to encourage more people to access counselling as early intervention could prevent...

Let’s Change The Law to Protect Our Mental Health at work

January 14, 2019 1:35 pm Posted by

The Foundation fully supports ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign, we’re encouraged about this positive step towards making a real impact for mental health in the workplace. Where MPs are being urged to answer the calls from across society to change the law and put mental and physical first aid on an equal footing in the workplace. Mental Health First Aid...

We’re supporting World Mental Health Day 2018

October 2, 2018 9:16 am Posted by

Along with many other charities we’re supporting World Mental Health Day 2018 #WMHD18. World Mental Health Day raises awareness of mental health issues around the world to encourage positive conversations on mental health. To mark the event we are hosting a FREE open day in South London.  This is an opportunity for a wider audience to discover:- who we are...

How to be a good leader in the workplace

July 12, 2018 8:52 am Posted by

Kindness is an underrated quality at work, but it is this good leadership skill and creates a happier more productive workplace. Most managers are nervous about sharing their personal feelings when they’re at work for fear it will open them up to judgment or criticism. Sharing stories can help colleagues to connect. New research suggests that by changing the culture...

Where’s Your Head At?

June 26, 2018 2:48 pm Posted by

Where’s Your Head At? is a six week initiative which launched on 14th May 2018 to change health and safety law so it protects mental health in the same way as physical health. Mental Health Foundation England have teamed up with Bauer Media and Natasha Devon MBE, mental health campaigner and Youth MHFA instructor, to launch a petition asking the government to change the...

Marking #MHAW18 at the Luton Mall

May 22, 2018 8:53 am Posted by

The Foundation had busy week marking #MHAW18, culminating with our stand at the Luton Mall on 18 May. We enjoyed a rewarding few hours, talking to the communities of Luton.  It was encouraging to see many people from different cultures interested in pursuing counselling as a career. Pam Firth (Programme Tutor), Helen Thomas (Luton Hub Manager) and Angela Pask (Marketing)...

Five signs to recognise when your employees are stressed

May 14, 2018 3:08 pm Posted by

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed.  However it should be recognised that what is stress to one person is pressure to another.  We all need some form of pressure at work to motivate us. It is when pressure exceeds our normal capacity to cope that stress can begin. Creating work environments where employers and employees feels valued...

Flying start to Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW18

May 14, 2018 10:54 am Posted by

It’s a flying start to #MHAW18 Mental Health Awareness Week. What a great way to start the week as we celebrate the cycling achievements and helpers at the SACCR over the weekend.   Our Business Development Manager, Ruth Hutchinson raised a fantastic £721 including gift aid, for her 10 mile cycle. Team Foundation helpers on the day including our Grants Manager,...

Stress in the workplace | Webinar with Neyber

May 11, 2018 1:18 pm Posted by

Stress in the workplace: Hear how other organisations are building preventative campaigns & overcoming mental health stigma The Counselling Foundation is delighted to partner with Neyber during Mental Health Awareness Week on the webinar on Thursday 17 May. The FREE Webinar will showcase how other organisations are building campaigns to address mental health in the workplace, including our charity, The...

Tips for Coping with workplace stress

May 4, 2018 1:08 pm Posted by

To support Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW18, we share tips on how we can cope with workplace stress. Considering how much time we spend at work, it’s not surprising that our jobs can have a significant impact on our mental health. Support your Colleagues Make an effort to speak to someone you wouldn’t normally. Ask how they are and really...