Categories for Mental Health Services

Exploring Counselling as a career for men

June 25, 2020 9:05 am Posted by

The Foundation not only encouraging men to come forward and share their worries by talking, but also to consider a rewarding career as a counsellor. By encouraging our dads, sons, brothers, uncles, friends to open up and talk, we aim to address the pressures of masculine expectations across our different cultures.  Mental health doesn’t discriminate and through education and working...

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen

June 19, 2020 1:00 pm Posted by

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen It’s a day to celebrate the roles that fathers play in our lives, but if your dad is no longer with you Father’s Day can be a painful reminder of your loss. Bereavement Support If you have lost your dad, recently or years ago, it can still be painful remember with...

Supporting those bereaved by covid-19

June 18, 2020 12:28 pm Posted by

Bereavement Support | Supporting those bereaved by covid-19 We are proud to be working with Families First to support the emotional health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people in our community who have lost a family member to covid-19 through bereavement support. Our counsellors will be on hand to provide practical support and provide emotional reassurance to help...

Men’s Health Week | 15 – 21 June 2020

June 15, 2020 11:13 am Posted by

Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. Men are not just at higher risk from Covid-19, but also they are more likely to suffer from mental health issues in silence; potentially a dangerous combination. The pandemic is placing extra pressures on people, lockdown measures have been a new experience for everyone, and even the most...

Broxbourne Counselling | Tesco Bags of Help Donation

June 2, 2020 11:26 am Posted by

Bags of Help – The Counselling Foundation – Counselling Support for those living in Broxbourne A huge thank you to Tesco and all those who shop in the Broxbourne branch. The recent blue chip collection through the bags of help scheme had been started in stores, however this could not go ahead due to the risks of spreading Covid-19. However...

Volunteers Week 2020

June 2, 2020 9:47 am Posted by

This week the Foundation celebrate and thank the work of its volunteers who all come together to break down the stigma of ill mental health and help people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and loss. These include our primary volunteers, our students in counselling training, who accumulate many hours of closely supervised clinical experience to progress through...

Free helpline | St Albans volunteers

May 19, 2020 9:52 am Posted by

If you are a member of staff or volunteer working for a community group or charity across St Albans City and District during this pandemic period, you might be feeling you need some emotional support yourself. The Counselling Foundation who are working together with St Albans and District Council are pleased to announce that we’re recognising the acts of kindness from volunteers and...

MHAW2020 | Kindness

May 18, 2020 9:21 am Posted by

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme this year is “Kindness” it’s an opportunity to celebrate the many thousands of acts of kindness that have been central to the quality of our mental health.  This never more so than during the lockdown and social distancing measures as we...

VE Day 75 Years celebration

May 11, 2020 9:18 am Posted by

However you choose to mark the VE Day 75 Years celebrations in lockdown, it’s a time to celebrate and remember that we can come through tough times together and stronger. It will be a time to reflect and remind us all how we have overcome tough times in the past and how together we are stronger as we experience the...

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...