Talk for Health October 2021 Special - Trauma and Disorder

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Talk for Health October 2021 Special - Trauma and Disorder: What Happened vs What's Wrong

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Talk for Health's monthly Special events are an opportunity for anyone in the community to come along, learn something new, and experience talking for health.

Back by popular demand, the October Special will be led by Iain Jordan, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford University. The session will look into how psychiatric diagnoses tend to reduce problems to simple labels that can cause as many problems as they try to solve and will show how a helpful and progressive view of mental health must try to understand people’s experiences of trauma, and their context, as well as providing an understanding of what is going on in the mind.

The second half of the Special will introduce you to, and give you a chance to experience, some of the four key learning areas of Talk for Health:

• Open and truthful talking

• Empathic listening

• Basic counselling skills

• How to set up an ongoing group

After this event, you can go straight into a Talk for Health Café, where you will learn peer counselling skills and get plenty of space to talk and get/give support. You can also sign up to the Full 4-day Talk for Health Peer Counselling Programme for a deeper therapeutic and skills-building experience.

As always the event is free, but please make a donation if you can. This has been a challenging year for us and we intend to keep running these workshops free. If you can help us do that we would be very grateful.

For more information contact or 020 3409 3201.


Talk for Health is fundraising to continue to support double our usual intake during the pandemic. Want to support us further? Just select the donation option when booking your ticket or click here to donate to our crowdfunding page. Any amount is appreciated- thank you so much!

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Talk for Health is a social enterprise that demystifies effective therapeutic talk, making it accessible to all. We make group peer to peer counselling something we can all do - whether for our own wellbeing, to help others, or both.


We are continuing with all our training and ongoing peer groups online throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Participants can join us using their mobiles, laptops or tablets.  Those without an internet connection or smartphone can dial in using regular mobile phones or landlines.


How does it work?

We provide initial training programmes that teach group peer to peer counselling skills and give you plenty of space to reflect on your own life.  After training, Talk for Health Graduates gain access to free, monthly, ongoing groups for wellbeing, as well as occasional advanced learning groups and further training.


Further training is provided for Graduates to become trainers of the initial training programmes and/or facilitators of on-going groups. 


All these free activities are made possible by funding from the Islington Clinical Commissioning Group as well as two grant-funding bodies. Some programmes are for Islington and Camden residents only, due to ICCG funding, but others are open to all.


We also run special events that are open to everyone and hope to see you at one of our programmes or events soon.


If you would like further information then please email or call/text 0203 409 3201.

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