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Luton charity speaks up during Stress Awareness Month

May 9, 2017 9:19 am Published by

Luton charity speaks up during Stress Awareness Month

As Everton’s Aaron Lennon has this week been detained and is receiving care and treatment for stress related illness, Bedfordshire based mental health charity The Counselling Foundation held a community event at The Luton Mall at the weekend to mark the importance of wellbeing during Stress Awareness Month.

Robert Cuming CEO said “our aim for being there on the day was to inform the local residents that there is a low-cost counselling centre just around the corner in Princess Street, open to anyone who is suffering from stress or would like to talk to us about how they are feeling.”

One in four of us will experience ill mental health in our lives and much of this is stress related, being the leading cause of employee absence in the UK with 13.3 million days lost each year costing an approximate £6.5 billion.

Established in 1974, the charity welcomes self-referrals, only asking clients to pay what they can afford for a service that is there for as long as they need it. They also provide a free six session block with a referral from the GP.

Robert continued “it’s important our community knows we are here for them. We believe everyone should have someone to talk to, regardless of income and invite anyone that may be experiencing stress, worry or any other concern to contact our Luton Centre for a friendly and confidential conversation.”

The Counselling Foundation also runs a training centre that provides part time courses including one day workshops on a range of topics to a full five year programme for those wanting to become a counsellor.

For further information on counselling or training please contact the Foundation on 01582 732450 or visit counsellingfoundation.org

-ENDS-

 

The Counselling Foundation:

Becci Murtagh

Head of Marketing

Tel: 01727 582602

Email: becci.murtagh@counsellingfoundation.org

The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity providing low cost, quality counselling and counsellor training for the better mental health and educational advancement of our communities.

Founded in 1974, the Foundation has now become one of the largest counselling and training centres outside of London, with five centres in Bedford, Broxbourne, Luton, St Albans and Stevenage, delivering over 30,000 counselling sessions a year including NHS contracts across the counties.

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