It can sometimes be challenging to talk about your feelings with friends or family. You might not know what to say or how to get things off your chest. You might be worried that you struggle to explain things clearly and that the person you are trying to talk to will take things out of context.
It is important to remember that some mental health conditions can make you feel isolated and lonely. It's common to feel worried about upsetting someone and feel anxious about how people might react and how it may affect your relationships. Whether it's talking face to face, writing it down in a letter or over the telephone, talking about your feelings is all about taking charge of your mental health.
We want to encourage anyone who is struggling with their mental health to talk.
Our weekly Team Talk sessions have been put in place to offer people the chance to talk about their mental health, share experiences and offer advice in a non-judgemental environment. The more we talk about mental health and our feelings the more we eradicate the stigma attached to it and reduce suicide rates. We might even inspire others to reach out and talk instead of staying silent.
As a peer support group we want to do more to help those in our local community through the tough days and talking about mental health will help spark the initial action to do something about it and kick start their recovery process. With mental health problems rising we want to ensure that people in our local community and beyond know that their is a platform to reach out and talk and that their is a support network their to help them on their journey.
If you would like to join in on our Team Talk sessions then please contact us or visit our social media pages for more information.