Countdown to the UKs first ever National Counsellors’ Day is on…
Conference – The Future of Counselling
To launch and celebrate the UKs first ever National Counsellors’ Day, on the 22nd June 2019, we will be hosting a full days conference at the University of Lincoln, from 9.30am – 4.30pm.
The conference will allow Counsellors from across the UK to come together and discuss the theme of the day which is, The Future of Counselling. There will be be two lectures, followed by an afternoon of seminars. There will also be time for networking and browsing stalls, with lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day. You can view full details about those who are delivering the lectures and seminars here, and you can view the event schedule here. It looks set to be an amazing day for all.
National Counsellors’ Day Awards
As part of National Counsellors’ Day we will be trailing the UKs first national counselling awards. Counsellors will have the opportunity to nominate themselves or another counsellor, organisation or training establishment, to recieve an award via numerious categories such as;
best start up and most innovative business,
employer of the year and best charity employer,
student of the year, mostly inspirational tutor/lecturer, best training institute,
most inspirational campaigner/activist, best public figure promoting mental health and researcher of the year, amongst others.
You can read more about the awards process, categories and make a nomination here.
We want to celebrate Counsellors. We feel that it is important to celebrate the varied and wonderful work that we do and to recognise our achievements within the counselling profession. Celebrating Counsellors matters because we are highly qualified and skilled professionals who work out of the public eye, often saving people lives. Counsellors are people who give their lives to helping save others, and are unsung heroes, often holding up communities and failing statutory services.
The awards proces will open on Friday 29th March 2019 and the deadline for nominations will be mindnight on Friday 24th May 2019. Finalists will be announced on Friday 14th June 2019 and the winners will be announced on Saturday 22nd June, National Counsellors’ Day 2019.
Raising the profile of the profession
We hope that hosting a Natonal Counsellors’ Day will help us to raise the profile of the counselling profession.
We hope you can join in and support us to make this happen. You can share our event on your social media accounts, with friends, family and colleagues.
Thank you for reading.
Let’s do this 🙂
National Counsellors’ Day is brought to you by Counsellors Together UK, an online counselling group whose main aim is to, ‘work together to end the culture and prevalence of unpaid work within our profession.’