Categories for Mental Health Services

Benefits of sideways talking to children and adolescents

July 2, 2018 2:20 pm Posted by

Great to hear Jonny Benjamin MBE on the Radio this weekend on the Graham Norton show. He shared his ‘Stranger on the bridge Story’ and the benefits of sideways listening and talking in car journeys and how it helped him communicate with his parents at a time when he was struggling with his mental health. Sideways listening can be helpful...

Foundation employee receives fundraising recognition

June 29, 2018 9:19 am Posted by

The Foundation’s Business and Commercial Manager, Ruth Hutchinson has been selected to receive an award from the St Albans Charity Cycle Ride in recognition of her fundraising achievements for Rotary charities. Ruth participated in the annual SACCR back in May and will receive the private cup trophy as a thank you for the impressive £721 she raised.  She has been...

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration

June 12, 2018 10:24 am Posted by

Father’s Day – Not always a Celebration This Sunday 17 June some of us will be celebrating Father’s Day. For some of us the day can be a painful reminder of loss or estrangement of a family member who is no longer around and part of our lives. When Carolyn Puttnam lost her father, she struggled to find a book...

Carers week 11 – 17 June

June 11, 2018 9:44 am Posted by

This week is Carers Week 2018. Supporting others can be mentally and physically exhausting as carers often put their own health and wellbeing last. Stress and depression can affect anyone, but the pressure and expectations of caring can make carers particularly vulnerable. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental...

Our Business Development Manager gets on her bike!

May 11, 2018 12:40 pm Posted by

Support our Business Development Manager, Ruth Hutchinson as she gets on her bike this Sunday to join the SACCR to represent our charity to cycle 10 miles!       Look out for staff members Judy Mallinson and Sonja Hutchinson helping out on the “1000” register table! Passionate about promoting positive mental health, The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that...

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...

Join Us | Time to Talk Event 2018 | 10am – 3pm at The Luton Mall

January 22, 2018 10:24 am Posted by

Thursday 1 February 2018 |  10am – 3pm   Staff, trainees and counsellors from The Counselling Foundation will all be getting involved in #TimetoTalk on 1 February 2018. Celebrating it’s 10th year, the national campaign run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness has been continuously helping to improve the attitudes and behaviours of millions towards mental health.  The aim is to get as many people...

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on

November 28, 2017 1:24 pm Posted by

Local counselling charity shares the gift of talking therapy at St Albans Christmas Lights Switch on Local counselling charity, The Counselling Foundation were delighted to be at the St Albans Christmas market launch, alongside many other stalls which marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season. The charity were on hand to share tips on how to look after...

Charity promotes positive mental health to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

September 11, 2017 1:39 pm Posted by

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September, local mental health charity, The Counselling Foundation held a ‘sausage sizzle’ event at their local Bunnings DIY store to raise awareness and highlight how the intervention of a conversation can save lives. The statistics for suicide are shocking, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year, that is one...