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Your story can save lives

We’re looking for women and men willing to share their stories about despair and hope with the theatre and film director Jeremy Weller. Weller specialises in work with untrained actors to tell their real stories. Now he’s collaborating with Talk for Health. If you have a story […]

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Where do ideas come from?

Stories can be very powerful – but they can also sometimes be a bit, well… boring. JP Flintoff is a Talk for Health graduate and author who believes we’re all creative, and can all tell powerful tales. On 19 June, JP is running a Talk for Health […]

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Have you got what it takes…

Ever wondered what it’s like to run a Talk for Health “Chair & Share” group…? It’s not too late to find out – but the next training starts soon. In this video, trained chairs Roxanna and Dean explain why they took this step – and what they […]

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What name would you choose?

Recently, we’ve realised that we need to extend our vocabulary – and we hope you might help. For years, we’ve used a shorthand to differentiate between the groups of individuals we train to speak and listen for better mental health. Internally, we refer to the groups as […]

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‘Crazy or Wise?’

We posted some time ago about the labelling effect of diagnosis and how diagnosis helps some but not others. The film Crazywise is a documentary that ‘explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience’. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

MHAW is coming up from the 14th to the 20th May 2018 and the theme is… stress! Stress has many causes, manifests in many ways, and everyone has their own ways of managing it. For this year, we’re going to be focusing on stress at work – […]

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New Men’s Chair and Share Group

Following on from a successful All-Man Programme at the end of 2017, an ongoing group of male-only graduates has been set up. Started Friday the 9th of March, the group will run monthly, alongside all our Chair & Share ongoing groups Here at Talk for Health we […]

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February Special: ‘Freud said…’

There are more than 400 different kinds of therapy but all of them descend from a common ancestor: Freud. Although much of his thinking has been rejected, much is an everyday part of therapists’ work. Join us at the Talk for Health February Special where we will […]

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Grayson Perry Talks for Health

Last week we were honoured to hold a very special event with our new patron, Grayson Perry CBE, who described his six years of therapy as the ‘best money ever spent’. Grayson was joined by Nicky Forsythe (Founder Director of Talk for Health) and Dr Josephine Sauvage […]

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Talk for Health launches all male programme to support men’s mental health

With the growing awareness of men’s mental health issues, we are delighted to announce our first ever programme for men. There is increasing evidence that gender identity can have a big impact on mental health. Whilst suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35, men […]

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