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<< Previous Having lost confidence in myself, I lost control of my finances. I denied I had a problem despite frequently leaving the gas stove on. And the front door open. And despite the piles of unanswered correspondence on the floor in my office. Last page >>

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One man’s story / 2

<< Previous Children grow up. It’s normal and healthy. But it left a hole. First a friend my age died, leaving a husband and four children. Then a close relative. Then another stopped breathing in my arms. Read more >>

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One man’s story

I thought only weak people would have a breakdown. What’s wrong with me? I took voluntary redundancy, but over time I felt like I’d been pushed out. I felt unwanted, useless. Read more >>

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One man’s story / 4

<< Previous But eventually I admitted I was struggling to cope. It’s hard to convey how difficult and painful this was. I felt so ashamed. I’d never have believed it, but it felt so good to put myself in somebody else’s hands. Thanks for reading so far. […]

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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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Join the Talk for Health Team!

Can you solve 3 impossible problems before breakfast?  If so, you’re the Organisational Genius we are looking for! Talk for Health is a small, fast-paced, innovative mental health social enterprise. We teach lay people the skills of therapeutic talk, and empower them to set up and/or take […]

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Is it time to vaccinate against mental health problems?

As some of you may know, our Director Roy Langmaid is the co-founder of a now global co-creation (also known as co-production) agency – C Space – who have kindly been working with us to develop a talk for workplace health offering. Sharon Powell, Associate Director at C Space, recently wrote […]

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Nicky goes to No. 10

We are incredibly proud that Founder and CEO, Nicky Forsythe, was invited to Downing Street on Wednesday, 11th July to discuss our involvement in Nesta‘s Inclusive Economy Partnership supported by the Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. The partnership seeks to change […]

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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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A Diabetic Diagnosis

It’s Men’s Health Week and Diabetes Awareness Week so let’s hear from our Director, Roy Langmaid, on how diabetes affected him not only physically, but emotionally… In Men’s Health week, I want to tell you about my Diabetes. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes about six […]

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