Tag Archive: depression

PRESS RELEASE | Boost for women’s counselling across Hertfordshire

January 22, 2019 1:05 pm Posted by

Counselling for women has been boosted in three Hertfordshire locations with a £6,708 grant from the Tampon Tax Community Fund awarded to The Counselling Foundation. The grant will allow women on limited incomes to receive additional support towards their counselling at the charity’s centres in St Albans, Stevenage and Broxbourne. The Foundation’s CEO Robert Cuming welcomed the grant, “it will...

You can now fundraise for The Counselling Foundation while you shop!

February 16, 2018 11:51 am Posted by

It’s so easy, costs nothing but a small amount of your time.  So next time you’re about to make a purchase, remember to ask yourself have you selected Easy Fundraising? How does easyfundraising work? Easyfundraising works with over 2000 retailers who have agreed to pass a donation to our charity when you shop with them. The donation is usually a percentage of how...

Suicide Prevention – Helping you spot the signs

January 15, 2018 3:10 pm Posted by

The Counselling Foundation are delighted to support ‘Spot the Signs’ campaign  This is an initiative delivered by Mind in Mid Herts in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Mind Network.   A suicide prevention campaign, helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide, providing training courses and signposting to mental health services across Hertfordshire. Their vision...

Charity promotes positive mental health to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

September 11, 2017 1:39 pm Posted by

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September, local mental health charity, The Counselling Foundation held a ‘sausage sizzle’ event at their local Bunnings DIY store to raise awareness and highlight how the intervention of a conversation can save lives. The statistics for suicide are shocking, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year, that is one...

Use of poetry to raise awareness of mental health

July 24, 2015 10:33 am Posted by

Derbyshire NHS Trust has successfully employed a poem “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” by Charles C. Finn to raise awareness of mental health and many charities, organisations and hospitals are using the poem and video to great effect. It embraces the issues of mental health, depression, anxiety and bullying. The poem has touched many people’s lives and speaks with great compassion and insight into the human condition....

Our Review! Ruby Wax – Sane New World

March 20, 2015 4:49 pm Posted by

This month The Foundation went to St James’ Theatre in London to see comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax’s show Sane New World – and here’s what our Operations Manager, Sue Clements thought. In 2013, Ruby Wax published a book called “Sane New World”, which became a number 1 best-seller and she based the show on this success. Ruby’s opening line –...