Month: February 2011

Counselling in the News: Reaction to new government strategy on mental health

The Government’s new strategy ‘No Health Without Mental Health‘ was announced on Wednesday,with £400m being pledged over four years to extend the IAPT scheme (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) so that talking therapies, including counselling, will be more widely available – especially to children and young people. Six objectives have been set out in the …

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Frances Weston speaks about the effects of bereavement on children on BBC Radio Derby following Hulland Ward house fire

In the wake of the recent house fire in Hulland Ward, Nr Ashbourne in which four young children tragically lost their lives, I was interviewed on Monday by Phil Trow on BBC Radio Derby’s breakfast show. We discussed the likely impact of the tragedy on the children in the local community who knew Tommy (9), …

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