FREE Life-Saving Therapeutic Talk

by Talk for Health in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th December 2020 we successfully raised £10,274 with 160 supporters in 76 days

Help mental health social enterprise Talk for Health to continue to provide FREE, effective therapeutic talk groups.

by Talk for Health in London, England, 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.

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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.”

This year we won the Long Term Impact Award at the Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards in recognition of our demonstrated impact over time.

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).

To respond swiftly to the pandemic, we transformed our service to online and phone formats. Since then we have had double the usual numbers come to us, many in dire distress. We are now running online and in-person services to respond to need.

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!

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Rewards

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

£20 or more

Pays for a 1-1 peer counselling session

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

Buys 3 months of peer support groups for 1 person

Donate £50 before 6th November 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

Buys 6 months of peer support groups for 1 person

Donate £100 before 6th November 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

Buys 1 year of peer support groups for 1 person

Donate £200 before 6th November 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.

£400 or more

Buys intensive therapeutic support for 1 person

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 community event hosted by Talk for Health.

£1,000 or more

Pays for 10 people to train to chair peer groups

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 hosted by Talk for Health Founder and Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe.

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