Tag Archive: mindfulness

How to cope with exam stress

June 7, 2018 11:48 am Posted by

The exam season is now upon us and since the introduction of GCSEs 30 years ago, they have become a whole lot tougher with old-style assessments replaced with end of year exams which have been designed to be more challenging. With an estimated 20-50% annual increase of university students seeking help for studies-related mental health issues, it’s clear that all...

The Counselling Foundation at #MHAW15

June 5, 2015 9:07 am Posted by

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week held from 11-17 May was the most successful yet! During the week, organised by the Mental Health Foundation,  people in their thousands backed the campaign on Twitter and Facebook, enabling the charity to reach of more than 1 million people. The need for preventative mental health measures appeared in the Guardian, Independent, and in more than 180 regional media outlets; and...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

May 11, 2015 1:00 am Posted by

It’s one of the most important dates in our calendar – Mental Health Awareness Week is here and this year focusses on Mindfulness as a tool for mental illness. The Mental Health Foundation examines Mindfulness and the benefits: You’ve probably heard a lot about Mindfulness in the media recently. Perhaps you think it means sitting cross-legged on the floor and meditating....

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 –...