Let's Have a Chat - About Mental Health Support
Thursday 24th March 2022
Thank you for attending PeerTalk’s online event ‘Let’s have a chat’ today.
Coming soon…. the recordings of the event here
Here are some other ways you might consider to support the PeerTalk charity in their work.
PeerTalk host 16 volunteer facilitated peer support groups for people who live with depression, anxiety and similar distress that meet weekly. New groups can be started where there is funding to finance them. We would be pleased to have conversations with health authorities, local councils, trusts and charities about starting a group in any area. Maybe you can start that conversation with senior managers in your area. A support group typically costs £8 500 per year…. which is really cheap for the benefit gained by those who attend.
Since PeerTalk became a charity in 2016 we have trained 250+ Volunteer Group Facilitators. We ask that volunteers offer a minimum commitment of 18 months. Typically a support group has a team of eight volunteers who operate on a rota involving facilitating at three meetings in a twelve week period. We always have two group Facilitators at each meeting. More information about volunteering with PeerTalk can be found here.
Maybe you are employed by a company that makes regular or occasional donations to charities. It would be great if you were able to nominate PeerTalk as a worthy cause to support. We would gladly tell the world what a great business they are. Some of the businesses and trusts that have supported us can be seen here. If you would like to discuss such support
Today’s online event was free to access because we want to reach many people in promoting our work and share something of the issues that are important to us. If you consider the event was worthwhile for you then maybe text PeerTalk5 to 70450 to donate £5 towards the costs.
Maybe you are able to support our work with a further donation. Have a look at our giving page here. Or if you are planning on running a marathon, sitting in a bath of baked beans or thinking of doing a parachute jump or similar then maybe consider raising some funds for us.
However you are able to promote and support our work we thank you.
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For details of all of PeerTalk's peer support groups see Support Groups