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Football, Prince William and mental health

June 4, 2020 11:47 am Posted by

In case you missed it… The Duke of Cambridge explores why British men struggle to talk about their emotions. Suicide remains the biggest killer of young men in this country. Prince William continues to campaign to change the conversation around mental health in Britain.  As a football fan Prince William talks to players and fans to get men talking and...

Broxbourne Counselling | Tesco Bags of Help Donation

June 2, 2020 11:26 am Posted by

Bags of Help – The Counselling Foundation – Counselling Support for those living in Broxbourne A huge thank you to Tesco and all those who shop in the Broxbourne branch. The recent blue chip collection through the bags of help scheme had been started in stores, however this could not go ahead due to the risks of spreading Covid-19. However...

Volunteers Week 2020

June 2, 2020 9:47 am Posted by

This week the Foundation celebrate and thank the work of its volunteers who all come together to break down the stigma of ill mental health and help people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression and loss. These include our primary volunteers, our students in counselling training, who accumulate many hours of closely supervised clinical experience to progress through...

Get more Joy from June

June 1, 2020 9:13 am Posted by

The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. It’s a new day and a new month and this Joyful June, Action for Happiness Calendar has 30 daily actions for June 2020 to help us look after ourselves and each other through times of crisis. Action for Happiness helps us to appreciate the little things and get...

Free helpline | St Albans volunteers

May 19, 2020 9:52 am Posted by

If you are a member of staff or volunteer working for a community group or charity across St Albans City and District during this pandemic period, you might be feeling you need some emotional support yourself. The Counselling Foundation who are working together with St Albans and District Council are pleased to announce that we’re recognising the acts of kindness from volunteers and...

MHAW2020 | Kindness

May 18, 2020 9:21 am Posted by

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme this year is “Kindness” it’s an opportunity to celebrate the many thousands of acts of kindness that have been central to the quality of our mental health.  This never more so than during the lockdown and social distancing measures as we...

Where’s The ‘Remote’? | Counselling during Covid-19

May 11, 2020 10:23 am Posted by

Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma students are responding to social distancing measures and adapting to the challenge of delivering counselling remotely. The sudden and unexpected pandemic has caused us all to adapt our working practices at very short notice, and transition our client work entirely to Telephone and Video Counselling in a way that would have been literally ‘unthinkable’ only months ago....

VE Day 75 Years celebration

May 11, 2020 9:18 am Posted by

However you choose to mark the VE Day 75 Years celebrations in lockdown, it’s a time to celebrate and remember that we can come through tough times together and stronger. It will be a time to reflect and remind us all how we have overcome tough times in the past and how together we are stronger as we experience the...

BACP COVID-19 campaign

April 27, 2020 2:31 pm Posted by

Tackling the mental health consequences of coronavirus. The Counselling Foundation have signed the petition and added our voice to this important BACP campaign along with all counsellors, service providers, third sector partners and members of the public to show our support including, sharing with colleagues, employers, family members and friends. The BACP are building a coalition of professional bodies, service...