Categories for St Albans and District Bereavement Network

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...

Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service | Sunday 19 May

May 20, 2019 11:58 am Posted by

Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service | Sunday 19 May As part of this years Dying Matters Awareness Week 13 – 19 May, The Counselling Foundation were honored to provide one of the readings at the Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service held at the St Albans Cathedral on Sunday 19 May. May marks the first anniversary of the Foundation taking on the Bereavement...

Mental Health Awareness Week | 13-19 May

May 7, 2019 2:22 pm Posted by

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image and how we think and feel about our bodies. According to Mental Health Foundation Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health. As part of Mental Health Awareness...

Press Release | Pam Firth Community Finalist

August 10, 2018 10:48 am Posted by

Local charity, The Counselling Foundation’s longest serving member of staff, Pam Firth, has been selected as a finalist in two of this year’s 2018 Herts Advertiser Community Awards finalists. Pam, who has worked at the Foundation for 20 years, is a finalist for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Community at the awards to be announced in St Albans next...

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...