Categories for mental health

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...

Where’s Your Head At?

June 26, 2018 2:48 pm Posted by

Where’s Your Head At? is a six week initiative which launched on 14th May 2018 to change health and safety law so it protects mental health in the same way as physical health. Mental Health Foundation England have teamed up with Bauer Media and Natasha Devon MBE, mental health campaigner and Youth MHFA instructor, to launch a petition asking the government to change the...

Money and Mental Health

June 26, 2018 1:21 pm Posted by

Financial anxiety is on the increase.  Half of Britons fear for their mental health as figures show financial anxiety is reaching alarming levels as individuals struggle to keep debt from spiralling. Following Mental Health Awareness Week in May, research has shown financial anxiety is on the rise as personal debt levels continue to increase throughout the UK across all age...

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...

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...

Marking #MHAW18 at the Luton Mall

May 22, 2018 8:53 am Posted by

The Foundation had busy week marking #MHAW18, culminating with our stand at the Luton Mall on 18 May. We enjoyed a rewarding few hours, talking to the communities of Luton.  It was encouraging to see many people from different cultures interested in pursuing counselling as a career. Pam Firth (Programme Tutor), Helen Thomas (Luton Hub Manager) and Angela Pask (Marketing)...

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...

Donation Celebration

April 27, 2018 8:49 am Posted by

The Foundation are once again grateful for the annual contribution received from the Cathedral Abbey Church of St Albans Mission Allocation who have always been supportive of the work we do. Fiona Di Leo, Clinical Manager at our St Albans centre, was on hand to receive a generous donation of £1,000 from The Dean of St Albans Cathedral, the Very Reverend...