Talley Listener App - A safe space to talk

by TalleyApp in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

£15,030

raised of £20,000 stretch target

153

supporters
75% 11 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by 19th August 2020 at 4:47pm

Aim of the project is to create a mobile application that will enable our community schedule listening calls and communicate in a safe space

by TalleyApp in Dagenham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money will go towards adding in some key features to the MVP to make it more user friendly and marketing.


Think back to a time in your life when you were experiencing emotional distress but felt you could not confide in your friends or family due to lack of empathy, fear of judgement or the negative mental health stigma. Talley anonymously connects you to everyday people, like you and I, who have experienced the same life challenges and are well-equipped to help. Talley is for you and I to benefit from and give back to the universe.

Join us in building an on-demand platform that will allow our users empathy-based, peer to peer, listening sessions with people who have gone through our training process. Talley listeners are emphatic and supportive, whilst drawing upon their own experiences. We connect people to vetted listeners who have experienced similar journeys, whilst being mindful of each individual’s unique situation. Reaching our stretch target will allow us to work on promoting TalleyTalk conversations, a weekly interactive anonymous virtual call that occurs every Saturday at 11 am BST. Each week TalleyTalk introduces a new mental health topic and our members share their personal experiences on how it has impacted their mental health. Past topics have included ‘Workplace Anxiety, ‘The Bright Side of Self Isolation’ and ‘Co-dependency: The Saviour Complex’. These calls are open to everyone who wishes to listen or contribute. Any extra funds will go into funding the next feature releases for our mobile app.

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Why is a Listening service important?

When we go through challenging life situations, we often find ourselves alone; even in the most bubbly environments. Sometimes, sharing our thoughts or problems with family or friends can be a struggle, for various reasons including fear of judgement, fear that they may not be able to relate or empathise, fear that the issue may have been over-flogged or fear of starting another argument or dispute. Some people equally do not seek professional help as they do not consider themselves as having emotional or worthy mental issues. We have found that sometimes people just need a space to be heard or to gain clarity without being advised on what to do.

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W.H.O defines mental health as a “state of well-being whereby individuals recognize their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to their communities. Mental health is about enhancing competencies of individuals and communities and enabling them to achieve their self-determined goals”. Given the rise in situations which impact mental well-being, it is estimated that 1 in 4 persons in the UK will experience a form of mental health problem every year (Mind.Org, UK).

Therefore, at Talley we focus on peer to peer talking therapy delivered with empathy, dealing with those everyday challenges that could potentially lead to much bigger problems if left unchecked. Our listening service offers anonymity, confidentiality and impartial peer to peer support by creating a safe space. We are the first port of call, if required, our listeners are able to signpost you to other services or to mental health professionals on our platform. Listening empathetically allows our listeners to really hear and understand what is being said. It also makes it easier for the other person to feel they can talk freely without being judged.


How will the Talley platform work?

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  • At the touch of a button, users can schedule calls with listeners or attend virtual interactive and anonymous group calls with the Talley community.
  • Users and listeners alike sign up with a nickname they will go by while relating with anyone in our ecosystem. This allows them to speak freely and express their deepest concerns.
  • All listeners enrol on carefully tailored Talley training sessions to perfect their listening techniques. This ensures listeners are well-equipped and capable of creating the most comfortable and supportive environment for the speaker.
  • Our community will consist of moderators and listeners who help answer questions, guide discussions and escalate any triggers.
  • To ensure the safety and integrity of the platform, certain security measures have been put in place.


Who is Talley for?

  • Talley is for everyone, but especially for those that need someone who can listen and empathise with them and for individuals who have the skills, experience and empathy to listen to others.
  •  Talley is also for anyone who wants to tap into a community of respectful and understanding people.


What is Talley’s Approach?

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  • An "expert by experience" centred approach to peer to peer therapy
  • Empathy is at the heart of what we do. Our listeners will take a walk in your shoes with you.
  • We’re not here to give advice. Instead, we attempt to provide a space for self-actualization and growth. With support, we believe you’ll have the confidence to come to your own decisions. 
  • We endeavour to have a non-judgmental approach. It’s important that all individuals are viewed as equal human beings who deserve to be heard. Our listeners are trained to consider the true reason behind certain thoughts and behaviours rather than making assumptions.
  • Our listeners are authentic and real. We cannot expect you to be open and honest with our listeners if they are not open with you, congruence is key. If our listeners are being genuine, our speakers are more likely to be genuine too. 


Who are we?

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  • Talley is an inclusive employer: with a motivated female founder alongside a diverse team of volunteers (from career-changers to industry professionals and students), that are passionate about creating opportunities for everyone from every walk of life.
  • We are about all about self-awareness, self-care and a nurturing community.
  • Talley builds a sense of community, connecting people based on their shared experiences. We rely on a community of Listeners who are trained and vetted to do the listening. The interesting thing about Talley is that we are building an ecosystem where the Listener can be the speaker, and the speaker can also be trained to be a future listener.


Join a TalleyTalk

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How can I support Talley?

  • We need your help to reach our next milestone. We’ve tested the concept at a high level and it exceeded our expectations. We are now ready to build a lean version of our platform. This will help onboard our users and listeners faster and will allow users to start scheduling one to one sessions.
  • Your funding will help us create an easily accessible and on-demand platform and increase service awareness. We will be able to connect more people and facilitate more conversations on matters of mental and emotional wellness. In short, your funding will take the necessary steps to help more people!
  • Please pledge as little or as much as you can: there is no pledge too small! 
  • Share our campaign with your friends, family, colleagues, the world!
  • Like & re-share our social promotions on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn @talley.app
  • Interact with us on social media or join a TalleyTalk any Saturday at 11 am. Links will be on our social media posts.

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Get notified for TalleyTalks

Please help us provide needed comfort, one listening session at a time.....


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Natwest Back Her Business Scheme

  • We are delighted to be able to participate in the Natwest x Crowdfunder Back Her Business program. Designed to back female-led start-ups, Natwest will match whatever we raise pound for pound, up to an incredible £5,000!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

11 of 50 claimed

Talley goody bag

For £50, we will send you a Talley goody bag, containing yummy wellness snacks. Your picture will be added to our list of Talley Ambassadors on our social media highlights. We will send you a set of Talley badges. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£5 or more

Thank you

Thank you so much for your support. For £5, we will mention you on our website and we will also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£10 or more

Yoga with the Talley team

For £10, we will invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team. You will also be mentioned on our website and thanked on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£20 or more

Talley badges

For £20, we will send you a set of Talley badges. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£35 or more

Become a Talley Ambassador

For £35, Your picture will be added to our list of Talley Ambassadors on our social media highlights. we will send you a set of unlimited Talley badges. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£75 or more

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Talley t-shirt

For £75, we will send you a Talley t- shirt. A Talley goody bag, containing yummy wellness snacks. Your picture will be added to our list of Talley Ambassadors on our social media highlights. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£100 or more

Talley self care hamper

For 100, we will send you a Talley self-care hamper. Your picture will be added to our list of Talley Ambassadors on our social media highlights. we will send you a set of unlimited Talley badges. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£120 or more

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Join the App development process

For £120, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform. You will have the ability to join in on key team meetings during the App development process.

£200 or more

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A dedicated newsletter to say thank you.

For £200, we will dedicate a monthly newsletter to you. We will send you a Talley self-care hamper. Your picture will be added to our list of Talley Ambassadors on our social media highlights. We will also invite you to a private virtual yoga session with the Talley team, mention you on our website and also thank you on our social media. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£499 or more

Co- host a Talley talk

For £499, we will invite you to co-host a Talley talk. Your name will also be placed on our App as a thank you. We will also send you a Talley self-care hamper. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

£999 or more

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Socials with the Talley team

We will like to invite you to our socials. Your name will also be placed on our App as a thank you. We will also send you a Talley selfcare hamper. Also, we will like to invite you to be one of the very first users of our secure platform.

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