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3 minutes of inspiration

We were thrilled to recently be included in an important new RSA report by top academic, highlighting the importance of connected communities and social relationships for health and wellbeing. We came across this little powerful yet simple film, also by the RSA, about empathy and it resonates […]

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Leading academics report: Talk for Health tops community wellbeing interventions

In UK-wide research on mental wellbeing and social inclusion, leading UK academics find Talk for Health a particularly effective wellbeing intervention.   Key findings from the report were:   Social connectedness is the key to wellbeing – more so than social status or life circumstances. Creating bonds […]

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Time for (Real) Change report

An increasing number of people, groups and organisations are concerned with the current paradigm of pathologising and labelling human reactions to adversity.  In this one day event the Hearing Voices Network brought together people and organisations who seek change to explore what can be done differently.  Read […]

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The Only Us Campaign

There’s ‘Them’ and there’s ‘Us’.  We are well, happy and safe.  They are mentally ill and dangerous.  Is this really true?  Or is the uncomfortable truth that there’s a continuum, a scale along which we all slide back and forth during our lives.  When we separate ourselves […]

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Why we need to abandon the disease model of mental health

We must move away from the disease model, which assumes that emotional distress is merely symptomatic of biological illness, and instead embrace a model of mental health and well-being that recognizes our essential and shared humanity, says Peter Kinderman, professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of […]

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Talk for Health in the New York Times July 2014

Loneliness is a health risk,  but having empathic listeners is good for you.  Read the article here http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/op-talk/2014/07/29/how-loneliness-can-make-you-sick-and-might-even-kill-you/

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Talk for Health in the Guardian July 2014

Talk for Health as a solution to our silent plague of loneliness. Read the article here http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/20/loneliness-britains-silent-plague-hurts-young-people-most

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Talk for Health on the radio

Author and broadcaster Wendy Jones interviews Talk for Health Founder Nicky on ‘Interesting Conversations’.  You can listen to it here (The first 30 seconds is music but you’ll hear the interview after that!)

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Award

Talk For Health’s founder Nicky Forsythe won an award from the Lloyds TSB/ School for Social Entrepreneurs programme  to develop Talk For Health. Nicky graduated as a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in October 2013. Photo courtesy of Ecomedia Collective CIC  

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Talk for Health’s Advisory Board

We are glad to have four fantastic board members. Philippa Perry – author of How to Stay Sane and Couch Fiction, Lionel Joyce OBE CBE, Harriet Spicer, a co-founder of Virago Press and financial expert Michael Mueller MBA. Read more about them on our ‘Team’ page.

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