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.”