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About Us

Inspire | Educate | Empower

 

A Bit About Us

Talk Mental Health is an initiative from Racing Minds CIC, a not for profit, Community Interest Company. It was set up to provide essential mental health support and resources to anyone who needs it – you, your employees, your family.


With a focus on promoting a greater understanding of Mental Health in the community by delivering projects that encourage ‘Self-management’, Talk Mental Health aims to Inspire, Educate and Empower individuals to better manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

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. This enables Talk Mental Health to provide it's 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.

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MISSION

We endeavour to Inspire, Educate and Empower individuals to gain a greater awareness of their mental health. We strive to remove stigma and prejudice and promote the importance of Self-Management for those impacted by poor mental health through group activities, peer support and signposting to relevant professional services.

Our Values

  • Authenticity

we believe that through lived experiences our volunteers, facilitators and trainers can provide genuine, meaningful and effective support to people seeking support for their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Ownership

we strongly believe that by empowering individuals to take ownership of their own self-management we can best support them to develop ‘self-awareness and enable ‘self-care’ and ‘self-help’.

  • Trusted

our projects operate a principle of ‘safe space’ that is wholly dedicated to supporting the individual, where individuals can talk openly in absolute confidence without stigma or fear of being judged.

  • Responsibility

​​our projects, training and peer support are underpinned by principles and knowledge overseen and verified by professional practitioners. We safeguard all participants, members and volunteers through training, support and therapy.

 
 
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VISION

We believe that through empowerment, individuals and communities will promote open discussion about mental health, increase support for individuals and actively challenge stigma and prejudice.

We should all be comfortable and confident to Talk Mental Health.

 
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