Here at STF, our key aim is to promote the mental and physical health of all community groups, which we further extend to those in financial hardship via the provision of grants, resources or services made available to us.

It has therefore been incredibly busy at the Foundation in the last few months, as we have not only been helping community groups via various initiatives and group sessions, but also people on an individual basis who have found themselves in need.

Here are some of the highlights from the last month:

Mental Health Support

Throughout April, The Standing Tall Foundation has worked with over twenty people, offering Counselling support.

People have presented with a wide range of issues, including Bereavement, Relationships, Work stress, Anxiety and Confidence Building.

Our Counsellor Phil is currently working with a twenty-one year old man named Ollie, who has struggled with Depression for years. Counselling has encouraged him to challenge his negative thoughts and beliefs, and by practicing mind management techniques, he says “that he is feeling far more confident”. Ollie has returned to work recently, and he is involved in community activities including taking part in a local film making project. Ollie has told other people about his own positive experience of counselling, and this has resulted in several new referrals for the Foundation.

Please do get in touch with our team if you, or anyone you know is struggling with their Mental Health. Our qualified Counsellor Phil Parr is available, and will get back to you within 24 hours to arrange a free consultation.

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Nottingham Forest Under 18’s Football Team

At the end of April, we were delighted to be paid a visit from the under 18 players at Nottingham Forest. Our Chairman Andy Reid MBE delivered a Motivational talk to them about the importance of goal setting and resilience.

Andy says: “It was absolutely fantastic to deliver my motivational talk to the young players. Hopefully they can take some of my messages away and implement them into their personal lives and future football careers.”

The importance of Stress Management in the Workplace

April was Stress Awareness Month, and here at the Foundation we really understand the importance of this, and how it can affect your daily life if not managed correctly.

We met up with our friends at Bright HR, and as part of his Ambassadorship, Andy filmed a podcast video to highlight how stress in the workplace is not always conducive to a productive work environment. He shared his suggestions for alleviating stress, and just how vital it is to reach out to others and ask for help.

You can view the full video HERE

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