The Who and Why of Let’s Talk Mental Health

Let’s Talk Mental Health was set up to provide essential mental health support and resources to anyone who needs it – you, your employees, your family.

We’re not a business. We’re not about making money. We are a group of people who are passionate about providing support, stopping mental health stigma and preventing discrimination, all through open conversations. Our intention is to provide resources and mental health support for the individual and the employer to help your employees’ mental wellbeing.

Our free service is funded by advertising and sponsorship generously provided by organisations including Travis Perkins and Hugh James Solicitors, as well as through donations.

Let’s Talk Mental Health provide free mental health support for those who cannot wait for the long NHS waiting lists to reduce, or who cannot afford to pay for private care.

Nick Wilson – Veteran, Mental Health Ambassador and Speaker – is the brains behind Let’s Talk Mental Health. Nick’s vision is to provide both resources and therapeutic help, free for those who need it, whilst reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health illness.

Having lived experience of mental ill health means we understand the need for providing mental health support sooner, not later when it may be too late. The team are here to help you receive the support or resources you need.

Do contact us if you have any queries or need some help – email [email protected].

If you’re a business owner or run an organisation with employees and volunteers, please feel free to use the resources supplied on this website to help you support your people. All we ask is that you acknowledge Let’s Talk Mental Health in your communications when you share the information to your wider audience.

A bit about Nick

A Veteran serving 14 years in the British Army, Nick deployed on several Operational Tours including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. His many responsibilities included training and mentoring army personnel. On leaving the Army in 2012, Nick started his own chauffeur car business. Within two years it was a £250k company, which he later sold.

Meanwhile, Nick battled with depression and suspected Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He began speaking out about PTSD through social media and public speaking events while continuing to deal with his own struggles. Eventually, Nick suffered a breakdown and attempted suicide. Officially diagnosed with PTSD and depression in early 2016, Nick’s struggles were compounded by a debilitating spinal injury that produces consistent levels of chronic pain.

Working hard to inspire others and demonstrate that anyone with physical and/or mental health issues can compete with their peers, Nick also loves to raise money for charity by planning and taking part in events. One such event was the Basra Valentine Half Marathon, where over 450 multinational Armed Forces personnel took part in a Half Marathon in the searing heat of Iraq, running through a sandstorm!

FREE Support for Carers

Veterans in Support is part of Let’s Talk Mental Health. That service was set up specifically for people on the frontline to receive the mental health support they desperately need since working through the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. See more about that service here.

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