Categories for Mental Health Services

Local Charities Day 2018

December 12, 2018 10:22 am Posted by

We’re proud to be a charity supporting the mental of health of our communities on Local Charities Day Local Charities Day.  We’ve added our charity details on the ‘Local Charities map’. This year the government wants to use Local Charities Day to highlight the importance of giving, encouraging people to pledge time to a local charity. It will also champion...

Do you know what it’s like to live in Hertfordshire?

December 4, 2018 2:56 pm Posted by

Do you know what it’s like to live in Hertfordshire? Hertfordshire is perceived as an affluent county – however Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) reports on the pockets of real deprivation that exist. For example Borehamwood Cowley Hill (Hertsmere) and Northwick (Three Rivers) are cited as among the most deprived areas in the UK. The HCF share a snapshot of the challenges...

Talking mental health awareness in schools

November 26, 2018 3:06 pm Posted by

As part of the Schools ‘Engaging Minds’ initiative, The Counselling Foundation’s CEO, Robert Cuming presented to an audience of Verulam School 6th Formers on Friday 24th November. Robert, was encouraged by his visit to Verulam school and to meet the new generation of young people, who were engaged and open to talk about mental health.  Prior to the talk on...

The Foundation are taking the plunge into the New Year

November 22, 2018 3:48 pm Posted by

#PLUNGESTALBANS This year local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation is making a splash into the New Year by participating in The Polar Bear Plunge having been accepted as one of the three beneficiaries. Not only a beneficiary but two colleagues at the Foundation have volunteered to take the icy plunge to raise funds for counselling services. By entering the Polar Bear...

Graduation Celebration 2018

November 19, 2018 1:56 pm Posted by

Statistics show that poor mental health is at an all-time high and therefore demand for counselling continues to rise across Hertfordshire. Combined with the many awareness campaigns addressing the stigma of ill mental health this has encouraged more people to seek help. The Counselling Foundation are a leading counselling training provider, training the next generation of counsellors to support a...

World Kindness Day

November 13, 2018 12:28 pm Posted by

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. Make the world a better place with a random act of kindness – what will you choose? Treat everyone kindly, including yourself Reach out to a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to for a while Treat someone to a coffee Donate money to a good cause – like the Counselling...

Remembering 100 years of the end of WW1

November 9, 2018 10:04 am Posted by

This year commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War. Each year on November 11 we stop at 11am for a short moment of silence and reflection to remember the bravery of all those who lost their lives in the First World War and other wars. There are many ways that we remember and pay tribute, whether it’s...

International Stress Awareness Day

November 5, 2018 3:57 pm Posted by

International Stress Awareness Week takes place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th November and is organised by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace, highlight coping strategies and sources of help available to address it. Many factors can cause us to feel stressed or...

How to look after our autumn wellbeing

October 29, 2018 2:12 pm Posted by

Autumn is officially here.  We’ve all enjoyed the extra hour this weekend, but now the reality of the shorter days is now upon us.  How can we take care of our mental wellbeing during the transition into winter months? Many of us are prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when we are affected by the lack of sunlight and cooler...