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Prudential: My Ride London | Free Cycle Challenge | Any Age, Any Wheels, Any Distance! 15 and 16 August 2020

July 30, 2020 11:54 am Posted by

Fundraise your way and help more people receive counselling support Are you ready to take on a new cycling challenge this summer and raise money to help more people to receive vital subsidised counselling support? Opportunities for us to fundraise has been significantly impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, however this cycle challenge is easily accessible fun for the whole...

BBC interview the Foundation – dealing with grief during Coronavirus

July 24, 2020 12:09 pm Posted by

BBC interview the Foundation – coping with grief during Coronavirus The Foundation was asked to appear on BBC Look East (West) news in an interview on Thursday 23 July, to answer questions around grief and bereavement during the pandemic. This BBC interview is a first for us and we were grateful to our Foundation trained, qualified counsellor, Stephen Johnson, who kindly featured on...

A counselling lifeline for people who’ve been affected by the pandemic

July 9, 2020 12:05 pm Posted by

Many people in our community will be facing difficult times trying to deal with bereavement, trauma, health issues, financial stress and relationship breakdowns due to COVID-19. The Counselling Foundation is proud to have been awarded a fund by Herts Community Foundation (HCF) to provide counselling sessions to residents across Hertfordshire whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The...

Exploring Counselling as a career for men

June 25, 2020 9:05 am Posted by

The Foundation not only encouraging men to come forward and share their worries by talking, but also to consider a rewarding career as a counsellor. By encouraging our dads, sons, brothers, uncles, friends to open up and talk, we aim to address the pressures of masculine expectations across our different cultures.  Mental health doesn’t discriminate and through education and working...

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen

June 19, 2020 1:00 pm Posted by

Losing a parent is tough, we’re here to listen It’s a day to celebrate the roles that fathers play in our lives, but if your dad is no longer with you Father’s Day can be a painful reminder of your loss. Bereavement Support If you have lost your dad, recently or years ago, it can still be painful remember with...

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...

Donation for counselling support in Bedford

June 18, 2020 11:14 am Posted by

Waitrose Community Matters Scheme | Counselling Support for those living Bedford A huge thank you to Waitrose Bedford Green Tokens Scheme. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation customers are unable to vote using the green tokens in store, instead each of the three charities chosen for the month of June received an equal share from the donation scheme. The funds...

Men’s Health Week | 15 – 21 June 2020

June 15, 2020 11:13 am Posted by

Men’s Health Week runs every year in the week before Father’s Day. Men are not just at higher risk from Covid-19, but also they are more likely to suffer from mental health issues in silence; potentially a dangerous combination. The pandemic is placing extra pressures on people, lockdown measures have been a new experience for everyone, and even the most...

Funded Emotional Support for the over 60’s

June 9, 2020 9:04 am Posted by

Do you know an older relative, friend or neighbour who would benefit from talking to someone? The Old People’s Trust in partnership with The Counselling Foundation are working together to offer emotional support to the over 60s in our community during the pandemic. Emotional support via telephone or online (zoom/skype) is available to anyone over 60 living in the St...

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...