Men's 'Walk & Talk' Group - Towcester

  • 2 hours
  • Meet at: Bury Mount, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Service Description

Friendly, trusted and safe environment where guys can come to simply get away from everyday life, socialise with others, make new friendships and not feel socially isolated or lonely. This is a Walk & Talk group but, it is not a hike and we walk at a gentle pace with frequent stops to chat. We follow public paths but these can be muddy at times, appropriate shoes/boots are recommended. This is a peer to peer group facilitated by someone with lived experience of living with mental health issues. We maintain a relaxed and informal approach where: - We are a Safe Space where we develop trust in each other and an environment that we feel supported and supportive of others. - Confidentiality is critical to the group and what is said in the group stays in the group. We will not identify someone as a participant of the support group in another setting. - Participation is important for the group to be effective but is not mandatory. Participants must be comfortable what they share with the group and non-participation is absolutely fine. - We listen to others, allow them to finish before speaking and resist the urge to interrupt. - We Respect others’ difference and views that may not be the same as ours. - Group Facilitators are also group participants, we are all on the same journey but their principle role is safeguarding and steering the group discussions. Note: peer to peer support has been shown to benefit both treatment and recovery for mental health issues but is not therapy nor is it a substitute for clinical treatment. If you are concerned about your mental health your first point of contact should be your GP.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

supportme@talkmentalhealth.org.uk

4 Park Street, Towcester NN12 6DQ, UK