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Donation for Bedford Centre

October 6, 2020 10:02 am Posted by

Sincere thanks to Sharnbrook Learning for Pleasure for their donation of £192.50 in support of our Bedford Counselling Centre. The Foundation are proud to be Sharnbrook’s chosen charity for this academic year. Sharnbrook choose charitable organisations where there is a local connection to the group and a local connection to the charity. This year’s choice of The Counselling Foundation has Sharnbrook...

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...

Nadiya Hussain | Anxiety & Me

June 20, 2019 10:31 am Posted by

Following the recent awareness campaigns including Mental Health Awareness Week, Mens Health Week and Loneliness Week, we take a moment to reflect on the one off BBC documentary, Anxiety and Me. The film features Great British Bake Off winner 2015, Nadiya Hussain as she shares her everyday struggles with anxiety and explores the causes and the effective treatments to manage her...

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...