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Talk for Health: Book & Video Version Now Available!

Talk for Health is a group therapeutic talking method which greatly improves your wellbeing and the quality of your relationships. It has been funded by the NHS in Islington since 2014. Now for the first time, it’s available for all as a book and video version! You […]

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The Coronavirus Crisis – An Opportunity for Kindness and Creativity

During the most challenging of times, it’s important to find new possibilities. Coronavirus has produced a stream of unnerving news, and restrictions, creating worry and uncertainty for us all. While coping in the midst of this crisis is a challenge, society’s response has created new opportunities for […]

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We’re keeping calm (occasionally) and carrying on!

Talk for Health will carry on with everything we do – in remote-yet-close ways.  You and others can join all current and future Talk for Health Cafés, Chair & Share groups, Tasters and Talk for Health programmes using a computer, laptop, smartphone, ordinary mobile phone or landline. Technophobes, don’t be […]

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How do you really feel about Valentine’s Day?

So, here we are again, Valentine’s Day. A day typically filled with flowers, chocolates and love, but for many of us the celebration can heighten feelings of isolation and exclusion, making it a difficult time to navigate. Loneliness can be a difficult subject to discuss, but the […]

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Marking 2019 World Mental Health Day with a performance of Life Stories: Surviving Suicide

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th, aiming to promote mental health awareness, education and advocacy against social stigma. To mark this year’s theme of Suicide Prevention, Talk for Health collaborated with acclaimed theatre director Jeremy Weller to tell the real-life stories of […]

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Magic mushrooms: new hope for the future of mental health treatment?

psychedelics in mental health

Book Summary and Review: ‘How to Change your Mind – The New Science of Psychedelics’ by Michael Pollan Michael Pollan is a journalist, and his sixth book ‘How to Change your Mind – the New Science of Psychadelics’ topped the New York Times bestseller list when it […]

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Writing about Depression

Writing for Depression

Talk for Health recently hosted a Special event with acclaimed author Wendy Jones (author of The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Questions and Unexpected Answers, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (the biography of Grayson Perry) as well as two novels: The Thoughts and […]

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Can you help raise awareness among GPs?

Talk for Health graduates have identified an important gap in how our courses can reach more people. Responding to our survey this week, graduates (perhaps including you – thank you!) reported that our leaflets are working really well, and word-of-mouth recommendations… …but also indicated that very few […]

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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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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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