FREE Award-Winning Therapeutic Talk

by Talk for Health in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £2,466

£15,000 target 39 days left
16% 25 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st March 2024 at 1:18pm

We need your help as we contend with a funding cliff-edge over the winter period when people need us the most.

by Talk for Health in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Talk for Health is an award-winning peer counselling service that provides life-saving therapeutic talk in a scenario where there is a desperate shortage. The need for free and easy access to mental health and social support has become ever more apparent in recent months and years. We need your help to provide exactly that as we contend with a funding cliff-edge in the run-up to the festive period when people need us the most.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Talk for Health relieves mental illness through a Psychotherapist-designed group peer counselling method. It works as well as therapy.

It’s a 4-day peer counselling programme followed by ongoing groups, which enable people to give and get effective therapeutic support long-term. 

Our participants call it 'life-changing'. We call it 'therapy without therapists'.

WHY IS IT LIFE-SAVING?

1 in 4 experience mental distress in the UK, but only 20% of them get NHS therapy. There is an extreme shortage, waiting lists are long, treatments short, and more than 50% relapse.  We provide a solution: Talk for Health gives fast access to therapeutic talk that is effective, long-lasting and empowering.

“Talk for Health sessions saved my life at times when I was very low and suicidal.”

 

WHAT'S THE CRISIS?

A bad situation got worse. Depression and anxiety rates in the UK have risen by 60% since early 2020, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and cost of living crisis (ONS, 2022). This level of need far outstrips the funding we get. We want to go on responding but your help is vital. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please donate. With your help, we can continue to meet our demand and provide free, accessible peer counselling to those who need it. In human terms – this is the difference you’ll make:

“I was broke & desperate when I did the programme. It transformed my life.”

Thank you!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

Funds 1 person to attend a 2 hour Taster

Donate £20 and get free access to a short training video on therapeutic talk led by Talk for Health Founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe.

£50 or more

Funds 3 Peer-support group sessions

Donate £50 and and we'll send you a hard copy of the Talk for Health course book, Therapy without Therapists. You'll also get a short training video on therapeutic talk led by Talk for Health Founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe.

£100 or more

Funds 6 months of a Peer Support Group

Donate £100 and we’ll send you a hard copy of the Talk for Health course book, Therapy without Therapists. You'll also get two short training videos on therapeutic talk and listening skills led by Talk for Health Founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe.

£200 or more

Funds 1 Year of a Peer Support Group

Donate £200 and we'll send you a hard copy of the Talk for Health course book, Therapy without Therapists. You'll also get our free video trainings to guide you through the book led by Talk for Health Founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe. You will also receive an invitation to one of our 2 hour Specials.

£400 or more

Funds 1 person to attend our 4-day Core Programme

A donation of £400 pays for 26 hours of intensive group therapeutic support for 1 person before joining an ongoing group. As a thank you, we'll send you a hard copy of the Talk for Health course book, Therapy without Therapists, free access to all of the Talk for Health training videos led by Talk for Health founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe, plus an invitation to a 2-day workshop on embodied learning (11th and 12th April 2024)

£1,000 or more

Funds 10 people to attend Facilitator Training TTC

As a special thank you for a donation of £1000 or more, we'll send you a hard copy of the Talk for Health book on how to do therapy without therapists, free access to all of the Talk for Health training videos, an invitation to a community event hosted by Talk for Health, plus an exclusive invitation to a 2-hour online Cafe.

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