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Why we need to abandon the disease model of mental health

We must move away from the disease model, which assumes that emotional distress is merely symptomatic of biological illness, and instead embrace a model of mental health and well-being that recognizes our essential and shared humanity, says Peter Kinderman, professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of […]

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Talk for Health in the New York Times July 2014

Loneliness is a health risk,  but having empathic listeners is good for you.  Read the article here http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/op-talk/2014/07/29/how-loneliness-can-make-you-sick-and-might-even-kill-you/

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Talk for Health in the Guardian July 2014

Talk for Health as a solution to our silent plague of loneliness. Read the article here http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/20/loneliness-britains-silent-plague-hurts-young-people-most

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Talk for Health on the radio

Author and broadcaster Wendy Jones interviews Talk for Health Founder Nicky on ‘Interesting Conversations’.  You can listen to it here (The first 30 seconds is music but you’ll hear the interview after that!)

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Award

Talk For Health’s founder Nicky Forsythe won an award from the Lloyds TSB/ School for Social Entrepreneurs programme  to develop Talk For Health. Nicky graduated as a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in October 2013. Photo courtesy of Ecomedia Collective CIC  

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Talk for Health’s Advisory Board

We are glad to have four fantastic board members. Philippa Perry – author of How to Stay Sane and Couch Fiction, Lionel Joyce OBE CBE, Harriet Spicer, a co-founder of Virago Press and financial expert Michael Mueller MBA. Read more about them on our ‘Team’ page.

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New Joint Talk for Health Initiative

Talk For Health is excited about its recent forthcoming work with RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). A Talk For Health programme trained key members of the New Cross Gate community as lay counsellors.

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We Recommend our Talk for Health Trainers

After delivering a recent Talk For Health programme, 11 out of 11 respondents said they were “very satisfied”, while 9 out of 9 stated they “very likely” to recommend the Talk For Health programme to others.

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Therapy is a Maze for Customers

Research shows that there are a host of obstacles to overcome for people considering seeing a therapist. Isn’t it time then for the therapist community to respond to prospective clients in more customer-friendly ways? Read the full article on Nicky’s research amongst therapy users by downloading the […]

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Talk for Health Podcast 1

Nicky Forsythe and several people who had recently completed a Talk for Health course were interviewed for the first “Talk for Health Podcast”. Several Students including Chris, Norman, Giovanna and Jo share their views on the course and Nicky as a tutor. Nicky also discusses a little […]

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