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New Open to All Programmes

This year for the first time we are running two programmes that are open to everyone, regardless of where they live. This gives many more the opportunity to join the Talk for Health journey and rip the benefits of ongoing group peer support for free. The first […]

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Why Do I Feel Depressed When the Sun is Shining ?

We are very proud to pass on this insightful article by our Advisory Board Member: Philippa Perry. Philippa discusses the experience of depression and the ability to accept ourselves as we are. It’s well worth a read, click below for the full article: https://www.welldoing.org/article/why-feel-depressed-sun-shining-philippa-perry

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Councils Fail on Mental Health Care

Councils Fail on Mental Health Care The Charity Mind has obtained figures through the Freedom of Information Act showing that Local Authorities are not spending what they should do on public mental health.  The government outlined in the latest mental health strategy document: The Five Year Forward View , that […]

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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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Announcing our new patron: renowned artist Grayson Perry CBE

We are delighted that Turner prize winning artist, Grayson Perry, RA, CBE, has recently agreed to be our patron.  In support of Talk for Health, Grayson has said “I know from my own experience how important it is to be accepted exactly as we are: being heard […]

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Mental health problems do not have to be a life sentence

We know that many of you are interested in the field of mental health and we try to share interesting research and articles when we come across them. We recently read this great report, The empirical evidence about mental health and recovery: how likely, how long, what […]

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BBC 1’s In The Mind Season: A Disappointingly Narrow Approach to Mental Illness

    Whilst it is great that mental health is being openly discussed in the mainstream media, we at Talk for Health are disappointed that a very limited range of views and opinions about mental health were reflected in the programming.  The focus seemed to be on […]

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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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