Categories for loss

A counselling lifeline for people who’ve been affected by the pandemic

July 9, 2020 12:05 pm Posted by

Many people in our community will be facing difficult times trying to deal with bereavement, trauma, health issues, financial stress and relationship breakdowns due to COVID-19. The Counselling Foundation is proud to have been awarded a fund by Herts Community Foundation (HCF) to provide counselling sessions to residents across Hertfordshire whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The...

A time to remember…

November 1, 2019 1:37 pm Posted by

For those looking to remember loved ones, join the St Albans Cavendish Choir for Faure’s Requiem for All Souls.   This is a special requiem service for All Souls sung by the Cavendish Choir. All are welcome. Where: St Albans Cathedral , Sumpter Yard , St Albans , AL1 1BY Start: 2nd November, 2019 at 4:00pm End: 2nd November, 2019 at 5:30pm It is never too late to seek support...

Art of Grieving Exhibition

September 9, 2019 12:36 pm Posted by

Thought provoking, emotional, enriching…. Just some of the words used by Mireille Hayden to describe the Art of Grieving Exhibition. The co-ordinator, Kate Ray, transformed the Kingsbury Barn into an ambient display of creative artwork and expressions to depict bereavement and loss. The exhibition featured a variety of art forms including paintings, photographs, words, sculptures, ceremanics, mosaics, collages, handicraft, embroidery and...

Art of Grieving Exhibition | September 2019

August 9, 2019 9:01 am Posted by

Art of Grieving Exhibition 2019 Discover how art and creativity can help in the grieving process with ‘The Art of Grieving’ exhibition. The Foundation are proud to support this event where you can learn more about of creative expressions of bereavement and loss. The exhibition feature a variety of art forms including paintings, photographs, words, sculptures, ceremanics, mosaics, collages, handicraft,...

Bedford Centre receives £344.00 donation from Waitrose Community Matters

July 9, 2019 8:57 am Posted by

Bedford Centre receives £344.00 donation from Waitrose Community Matters The Counselling Foundation featured as one of the Green Token charities in Bedford Waitrose this May. Our Bedford Centre Clinical Lead, Fiona Di Leo was delighted to receive a cheque on behalf of the Foundation from Waitrose partner, Adam from Customer Services, for a generous £344.00. We are grateful to all...

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...

Cathedral Donation Celebration #MHAW19

May 13, 2019 11:19 am Posted by

Cathedral Donation Celebration Our sincere thanks to the Congregational Giving Team, St Albans Cathedral for giving its support to our vital work in making counselling available to anyone experiencing anxiety, depression or grief. The Cathedral Abbey Church of St Albans Mission has donated £1,000 to our charity. This funding is especially valuable at this time because May marks the first anniversary...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019 | 13 – 17 May

May 9, 2019 1:37 pm Posted by

Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service | Sunday 19 May The theme for this years Dying Matters Awareness Week is ‘Are We Ready?’ and places emphasis on the importance of the nation opening up and talking about dying, death and bereavement. To mark the event Lynne McAllister, one of our Bereavement Counsellors will be providing a reading at the St Albans Cathedral Remembrance...

Community Matters | John Lewis

April 29, 2019 11:07 am Posted by

Community Matters | John Lewis | Watford Support the Foundation when you shop in John Lewis. The Foundation are delighted to have been selected by partners at John Lewis Watford as one of their Community Matters cause for the next quarter from 1 May to 31 July 2019. Customers can now get involved and use their green tokens to vote and...