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Watford FC Trust Mental Health Project

October 9, 2018 10:30 am Posted by

Watford FC Trust are running a FREE mental wellbeing programme called empowerment. It provides physical activity and wellbeing workshops aimed at young men aged 18-25 (anyone over the age of 25 will be considered on a case by case basis) who require support with their mental wellbeing. When:   October 4th – December 21st Where:  Watford (Meriden Centre Fridays 1:30-3:00pm) and Hemel...

Young musician George Shelley bravely opens up about grief

October 2, 2018 10:35 am Posted by

George Shelley musician and presenter, bravely opens up about grief following the tragic death of his sister and shows why opening up about our grief is so important. Research suggests that bereavement is linked to high rates of suicide and mental health problems among young people. Bereavement is an important issue because of the enormous and serious impact it has...

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...

Press Release | Raising Awareness of Suicide Prevention across Hertfordshire

August 17, 2018 12:01 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are partnering with Spot the Signs and Save a Life, the Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign whose vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.  Hosting an event in St Albans town centre on Wednesday 5 September between 11.30am – 2.30pm  the teams...

Fundraise through Amazon Smile

June 19, 2018 11:58 am Posted by

You shop – Amazon gives! The Foundation has now joined Amazon Smile so that 0.5% of any item purchased goes directly to helping people access low-cost counselling in our centres. Amazon Smile offers exactly the same products and prices as the usual Amazon site.   Remember always click smile.amazon.co.uk and choose The Counselling Foundation as your charity and start shopping! Every time...

How to cope with exam stress

June 7, 2018 11:48 am Posted by

The exam season is now upon us and since the introduction of GCSEs 30 years ago, they have become a whole lot tougher with old-style assessments replaced with end of year exams which have been designed to be more challenging. With an estimated 20-50% annual increase of university students seeking help for studies-related mental health issues, it’s clear that all...

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...

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...