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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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It’s National Volunteers Week!

To celebrate National Volunteers Week, our Founder, Nicky Forsythe, wanted to share a message for all the incredible volunteers who have helped Talk for Health grow. We wouldn’t have been able to make it to our 10th anniversary without our community volunteering their time and efforts to […]

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How do you cope with Stress at Work?

You may or may not be surprised to hear the Mental Health Foundation discovered that¬†‘over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope’. Imagine how much of this stress might be […]

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Happy Birthday to… Us!

Next month marks Talk for Health’s official 10th Birthday with the first day of the first ever programme taking place on 12th June 2008. To kick off celebrations, we wanted to share successes Talk for Health has had over the years as well as give a glimpse of what […]

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Labels: blessing or curse?

Have you received, or know someone who has received, a mental health diagnosis? How did you, or they, react? Was there a positive impact or a negative impact? A Lancet Psychiatry paper, published last week, has assessed various stakeholder experiences with the aim to ‘understand and inform […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

MHAW is coming up from the 14th to the 20th May 2018 and the theme is… stress! Stress has many causes, manifests in many ways, and everyone has their own ways of managing it. For this year, we’re going to be focusing on stress at work – […]

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Upcoming Programmes!

It’s been a busy start to 2018 and we can’t quite believe it’s April! We’ve had our New Year Special on managing internal stress – we hope it added a few tools to your mental health toolkit and helped you start the year with a clearer mind! […]

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New Men’s Chair and Share Group

Following on from a successful All-Man Programme at the end of 2017, an ongoing group of male-only graduates has been set up. Started Friday the 9th of March, the group will run monthly, alongside all our Chair & Share ongoing groups Here at Talk for Health we […]

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February Special: ‘Freud said…’

There are more than 400 different kinds of therapy but all of them descend from a common ancestor: Freud. Although much of his thinking has been rejected, much is an everyday part of therapists’ work. Join us at the Talk for Health February Special where we will […]

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