Categories for end the stigma

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...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 | #MHAW18

April 24, 2018 10:14 am Posted by

Join us at The Luton Mall | Friday 18 May 2018 | 10am – 3pm Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between 14-20 May 2018 and the theme this year is stress. The causes of stress are different for all of us, but the most common is work-related.  This is an opportunity for the Foundation to share how we can help organisations...

Get on Your Bike! Join the St Albans Charity Cycle Ride | Sunday 13 May

April 10, 2018 11:37 am Posted by

We are hoping to be one of the good causes that the St Albans Rotary Club support in 2019. In the meantime, you can get involved in helping to fundraise on  Sunday 13 May.  If you are a fan of cycling and want to see beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, burn off some Easter calories or just have fun – then please...

Think of Volunteers as valued experts

April 3, 2018 10:46 am Posted by

Never under-estimate the expertise of your volunteers’ contribution, a charity leader has advised at the start of World Health Day. The CEO of The Counselling Foundation, Robert Cuming, says charities often think of their volunteers as helpful or even essential, but still but under-estimate their expertise and worth. “You can only see their true value if you step back and...

Mental health and wellbeing tips from Happiful Magazine

March 15, 2018 11:23 am Posted by

We’ve been enjoying reading Happiful Magazine.  A magazine with an on-line presence providing a wealth of mental health positivity and wellbeing articles that you can read anytime. Happiful are on a mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Their aim is to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing to break the stigma of...

Who do you talk to about mental health at work?

March 6, 2018 2:29 pm Posted by

Who do you talk to about mental health at work? We support the ‘mental health in the workplace’ initiative introduced by Heads Together and Mind at the Well-being Conference last week.  The initiative aims to equip employees and managers with tools, training and a good understanding of mental wellbeing in order to create a healthy and supportive working environment. Heads Together...