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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Fund start up costs for Time to Talk U.K. - A supervised social media mental health support service run for and by sufferers, 7 days a week

Cambridge, UK

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There has been a lot of publicity aimed at stopping the stigma surrounding mental heath in recent years. A big part of this is feeling able to speak out about how we’re feeling with confidence and seek help.

Feedback from many sufferers indicated that they wanted to talk, but had no one to listen. Additionally, many people didn’t feel able to speak with their loved ones for various reasons.

Time to Talk UK was therefore founded; a confidential social media based group for sufferers and carers to talk with others who understand. This has proved an invaluable resource, with many members saying it has helped them just to know that they aren’t alone.

About of Time to Talk UK;

1. The group has grown to nearly 1000 members.

2. Time to Talk UK is run by volunteers who live with mental heath conditions or care for those who do.

3. There is a moderator / emergency contact available for 13.5 hours a day, 7 days a week.

4. Time to Talk UK is extremely interactive. All members support each other and advice and emergency support is provided by the admin team if needed.

5. Time to Talk UK affects change. Victories are celebrated daily, self esteem exercises take place regularly, members have access to a library of member recommended resources and events such as Men’s Weekend regularly take place to encourage members to interact. The group is a community and care is continuous. No other forum does this.

6. Privacy and confidentiality is respected at all times. Strict policies and procedures are in place to ensure members are safe and protected.

7. Peer based support is not currently formally provided as part of a package for mental health care.

8. Time to Talk UK has grown from word of mouth. Charities such as Mind and GP Practices / CCGs have expressed an interest in referring a large number of people to the group.

9. Time to Talk UK is an invaluable resource for sufferers who have no other support whilst on waiting lists for talking therapies. Also in the interim of medications taking effect.

Time to Talk UK is currently applying for charitable status. In order to enable growth and expansion of the services offered, intitial funding is needed.

A small selection of what Time to Talk UK hopes to achieve;

1. Produce a leaflet and a website for referrers and potential members.

2. Formalise membership with wristbands / pin badges showing it’s ok to speak out.

3. Expand the services provided within the group such as CBT based exercises, enabled by administrator training, to reach more people and effect real change.

4. Enable local and national meetings.

5. Encourage guest speakers to work with the group.

6. Produce newsletters / Time to Talk UK mood diaries and collections of work (such as artwork and poetry) by members.

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  • Katie Prentice2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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    We are unbelievably humbled and grateful to share that we have reached nearly 75% of our target for start up costs! Thank you SO much to everyone who has shared and donated - it means an awful lot to every one of us. Please keep sharing and (if you can) donating. This will help us edge ever closer to providing more services for the members of our mental health support group, as well as enabling us to reach out to more people. Thank you!

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  • Katie Prentice2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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    Wow! This is absolutely amazing - thank you SO SO much for your support! xx

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  • Katie Prentice3 months ago
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    Katie Prentice

    3 months ago

    Thank you SO much to everyone who has shared our campaign or donated towards start up costs for Time to Talk. All of us on the team are overwhelmed by the response we have received so far, it means an awful lot to know that we have so much support! Please do keep sharing and donating if you can. Every donation will mean we are closer to working towards a future where no one with mental health issues or their carers ever have to feel alone. Thank you! Katie

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Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 4:49 PM

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35

  • Mel Joseph - Mente Health

    Mel Joseph - Mente Health

    Jul 23, 2018

    Fantastic platform, excellent work.

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 21, 2018

    The best support out there; the kindness and support is amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 29, 2018

  • elizabeth knight

    elizabeth knight

    Jun 24, 2018

    £20.00

  • Cate Knight

    Cate Knight

    Jun 24, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 22, 2018

    The group has changed my life immeasurably for the better and I know it has changed the lives of hundreds of others, thank you so much! :)

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 22, 2018

    £100.00

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