We are looking for Volunteer Counsellors

Our counselling service relies solely on volunteer counsellors, many of whom are counselling students. We have also been lucky enough to have some experienced volunteer counsellors, who have been invaluable in helping us to meet the wide range of needs of our counselling clients, and we would love to bring more on board! We have established an excellent relationship with the University of Derby, the University of Nottingham and the  Sherwood Institute and over the years, we have become a preferred placement provider for their students, many of whom contact us for placements as a result of these links. We
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A Few Knit and Natter Creations …

We introduced Knit and Natter sessions a while back, which are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month (from 10 am to 12 noon). The ladies who have coming to the group have been enjoying the chance to work on their own personal knitting projects and have a good chat with like minded people while they do. There’s a lot of chat and laughter involved but they’ve also been pretty productive too! Here are a few of the things that the ladies have been creating over the last few months …   If anyone else would like
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How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

Lots of things can potentially affect our mental health and one of these is your diet. There’s a lot of evidence linking mental health to nutrition and it’s now believed that what you eat affects not just how you feel but also how your brain functions. If you’re experiencing mental health issues or have done in the past, it’s definitely worth looking at your diet and including more of the foods that are good for well being (and cutting out those that aren’t!). With that in mind, this blog post is all about the strong link between nutrition and mental
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What Impact Does the Weather Have on Our Moods?

Do you feel happier when the sun comes out and more miserable when it rains? Most of us do and there’s good reason for this. The weather can have a strong effect on how we feel, both mentally and physically. In this blog post, we’re looking at the impact that the weather can have on your wellbeing and why this happens. Does Sunny Weather Really Make Us Feel Better? Sunlight boosts the levels of serotonin in the brain. This is the body’s “happy hormone”, which is why we tend to feel better in good weather. It can also have the
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