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Full Talk for Health Peer Counselling Skills Programme

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Date and Time: Wed 18 May 2022, 10:00 – Wed 15 Jun, 16:00

Location: Online & Community Action Derby, 1 Morledge, Derby DE1 2AW

***Please note: We are looking for enthusiastic individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds living in Derby/Derbyshire, as well as arts or nature programme providers/facilitators/organisations to take part in our new research project 'Social Prescribing For All' (SP4ALL) and lead/facilitate ongoing groups using the skills learnt during the programme.***

  • Wednesday, 18th May
  • Wednesday, 25th May
  • Wednesday, 8th June (NB: 2 weeks between Day 2 & 3)
  • Wednesday, 15th June (in-person)

In today's society it is all too easy to feel lonely and disconnected from others and this can have a negative impact on our emotional health and the quality of our life.

At Talk for Health we know that true connection happens when we let go of our social masks and start being who we really are. This is why we run our Intros and Full Programmes: to help you feel more connected to yourself and other people.

Our Programme teaches the skills of authentic talking, empathic listening and managing a group. This enables all our graduates to go on and join or set up their own ongoing groups for connection and wellbeing. Without the need for professional therapists - which is why we call them peer-to-peer support groups. We believe that by learning these basic skills, people can support each other and make a real positive difference to their emotional health.

On the Full Talk for Health Peer Counselling Programme, you will deepen your knowledge and skills as well as have space to practice 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

Come join us and learn how to talk to for a fit mind!

The full times and dates for this programme are:

  • Day 1 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday, 18th May
  • Day 2 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday, 25th May
  • Day 3 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday, 8th June (NB: 2 weeks between Day 2 & 3)
  • Day 4 - 10.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday, 15th June (in-person)

Please note, the first 3 days of the programme will be delivered online, however, the final day (15th June), will be in-person at Community Action Derby, Shot Tower, 1 Morledge, Derby DE1 2AW .

After the Full Programme, you will have access to free peer support groups, more psychology learning opportunities and a growing community of caring and supportive people!

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