Categories for St Albans and District Bereavement Network

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...

Think of Volunteers as valued experts

April 3, 2018 10:46 am Posted by

Never under-estimate the expertise of your volunteers’ contribution, a charity leader has advised at the start of World Health Day. The CEO of The Counselling Foundation, Robert Cuming, says charities often think of their volunteers as helpful or even essential, but still but under-estimate their expertise and worth. “You can only see their true value if you step back and...

Charity steps in to support the bereaved

March 20, 2018 6:39 pm Posted by

Following the announcement that local charity Bereavement Matters (SABN) is closing, another charity has stepped in to support its clients. The Counselling Foundation, based in St Albans, has opted to establish a specialist adult and children’s bereavement service to ensure the vital services are maintained in the community. The Foundation’s CEO Robert Cuming, said his charity was looking forward to...