Talk for Health provides life-saving mental health support in a scenario where there is a desperate shortage. We've doubled our intake since the pandemic and we need your help to continue.
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 a shocking 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 just got worse. Depression rates have doubled since the pandemic (ONS, 2020).
To respond swiftly, we transformed our service to online and phone formats over a weekend in March. Since then we have had double the usual numbers come to us, many in dire distress.
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. If we raise our target of £25,000, we can provide peer counselling for 1,000 people for the next 6 months. In human terms – this is the difference you’ll make:
“I was broke & desperate when I did the programme. It transformed my life.”