Just like your level of physical health, your mental wellbeing impacts on your energy levels, your productivity, your mood and your ability to cope with the demands of day to day life. It’s just as important to strengthen your mental wellbeing as it is to eat the right foods and exercise regularly.
The good news is that, just like your physical health , small changes can make a big difference to your mental wellbeing.
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Practical tools and advice to help you look after your mental wellbeing.
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Counselling is a chance for you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement.
Often it’s simply the relief of saying something aloud and not bottling your feelings up that helps you feel better. But talking things through with someone impartial can also help you find new ways to resolve problems.
You might be under pressure or unhappy at work but unsure how to make a change. You might be struggling with the pressure of exams. Or you might have been through a traumatic experience. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason why you feel the way you do. And that’s okay too.
We can arrange for you to work with a professional counsellor face-to-face, over the phone or online. We can provide bereavement counselling to help you cope with losing a loved one. We also work in partnership with Relate and can offer specialist relationship and family counselling.
Telephone life coaching is a chance to pause, take a step back and re-assess your goals and priorities.
This can be useful if you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or unsure about what you want from your future. If you’re feeling unsatisfied or lacking in purpose or direction, life coaching is a chance to work out what you could do differently, and how to do it.
Finding time to reflect on these issues is often the biggest barrier for people who feel something needs to change. Life coaching can give you that physical time and mental space to think clearly and the impetus to take action.
Contact us to find out about all the ways we can support you and your family. Wherever you are in the world.
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Strengthen your relationships with family and couples counselling, provided by Relate.
Find a way through the grief by talking with our trained bereavement counsellors.
If you’re aged 60+ we can introduce you to a befriender who you can chat to on the phone each week.
Develop the skills you need to succeed with CABA’s free courses, workshops and events.
Work with a professional counsellor, over the phone, face to face or online.
Chat online to a friendly counsellor via Kooth, our new service for 2019. Available for people aged 11-25.
Work with a coach to identify your priorities, set new goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Build healthy habits that help you move more, eat well and get the rest you need.
Wherever you are in the world, we’re here to help. See how CABA can support you in your country.
Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to take care of your mental wellbeing and support others to do the same.
Our free personal and professional development courses are available to past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, ICAEW staff and their close families, at a number of locations across the UK. Many of our courses are also available online, perfect for those with busy schedules, and we will be adding more over the next few months.
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‘The most difficult part for me was asking for help. I really didn’t know what to expect from CABA, but I was impressed by how quickly they reacted. They were respectful in gathering the facts about what I was facing and they offered suggestions on how I could manage my situation. I will never forget how it felt to know that someone cared.’
‘I’m so happy that I didn’t just let the situation get worse and worse until I ended up having to take some stress relieving medication or something. I expected to benefit from the course – but I am so surprised by how much it has affected me. I have made long-term permanent changes that I know will have a positive impact on me, my career and my family for years to come.’
‘Thank you so very much, you have been so supportive, and the knowledge that I have someone to turn to have really brightened my day’
Anonymous Kooth member
‘Having counselling and being able to understand everything has impacted on so many areas of my life; my relationship, friendships and family, work, my social life, but perhaps most importantly, how I view myself and respect myself. I feel more confident as a result of counselling and everything has started to slot into place. My work productivity has improved so much.’
‘If people don’t understand alcoholism, they have a tendency to think it’s self-inflicted, so I really didn’t know if CABA would help me. But they did. From the moment they answered the phone I felt like I mattered. Like my life was worth something. Just having someone who will listen is the beginning of getting better.’
‘You have turned my life around, you have no idea of the difference you make’
Anonymous Kooth member
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