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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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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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