Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s Mental Health Campaign ‘Now We’re Talking’ is encouraging local residents to get arty to help improve their wellbeing.Read Getting Arty for your Mental Health…
Launched in 2018 by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust the Now We're Talking campaign set out to reduce stigma and encourage more local people to access the Healthy Minds Service to get the support if and when they need it!
Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improves relationships, aids recovery and take the sigma out of something that affects us all.
There are lots of different ways to have the conversation about mental health and you don't have to be an expert to talk. There plenty of ways in which you can get involved in the Now We're Talking campaign, from a trip to the rugby, talks and presentations at your place of work, stands at your local library, a day at the races, you can even run a half marathon with us! If you really want too!
Our promtion of mental health awareness has many forms, and we are all about thinking outside the box! Mental Health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improves relationships, aid recovery and take the sigma out of something that affects us all.
There are lots of different ways to have the conversation about mental health and you don't have to be an expert to talk.
If you would like further information about the Now We’re Talking campaign and how you could get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone you know will have a mental health problem right now – a family member, your friend, your workmate. He or she just might not know how to tell you.
Being open to mental health can break down any stigma surrounding it. You don’t have to be an expert to talk and to listen, and often it’s the little things that make a big difference.
A car enthusiast who has experienced depression has set up a support network for like-minded people. Dan Pendry-Moore, from Bromsgrove, hopes Sad Boi Race Club will help fight a mental health stigma among men. The 32-year-old said his story was "very typical of most men" who "bottle up" feelings.
Podcasts can be a really good way of relaxing the mind, listen to features, interviews and a number of people involved in mental health, including people have experience mental health difficulties, campaigners and mental health experts.
Sons of Anxiety is a new podcast brought to you by Stew Kingscott and Justyn Surrall who open up about their own battles with stress, depression and anxiety. They have teamed up with our very own Psychologist Dr Ben Rogers to investigate why men struggle to talk to each other about their mental health…and what happens when they do
Over the last two years the Now We’re Talking campaign has received a fantastic about support from a number of organisations and individuals.
We have been encouraging organisations and businesses across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to spread the message to their staff and customers. Between us we can help to address the stigma wrongly attached to mental health, and to keep more people feeling well, healthy and positive.
Here are just a few of our supporters!
Joe Batley - Worcester Warriors
I am pleased to be supporting the Now We’re Talking campaign. We are in really strange times at the moment, and I would urge anyone struggling to get support. It’s really important to reach out and ask for help
Paul Cheshire, West Mercia Police
Mental health is a hidden illness, and will remain so unless we are willing to talk about it
Jon Laight, H & W Fire & Rescue service
Good mental health and well-being is just as important as eating well and keeping fit. When I recognise my stress levels are rising, I talk to friends, family and colleagues and use mindfulness to reset and refresh
Ed Chamberlin, ITV Presenter
I’m pleased to be supporting the Now We’re Talking Mental health campaign, everybody has mental health and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it, just having a conversation with a friend or family member can make such a difference, it’s ok not to be ok!
Rishi Persad, ITV Presenter
As we all know this year has been incredibly challenging for everyone. I am certain that almost all of us have had moments of worry and concern, but it’s vital to know that you are not alone. No matter who you are or what you are dealing with, we all need someone to listen and to know that there is someone wanting to know how you feel and someone that cares. That’s why I am fully behind the Now We’re Talking campaign which encourages people to reach out to Healthy Minds where you can get the support you need to help with whatever you are dealing with
Steve Goode, Chairman Worcester City Football
In the sporting community it is so important that athletes share problems not only with their physical health but also their mental health. As a community we not only support our local team but individuals who sometimes just need a shoulder to lean on. If you feel overwhelmed with emotion or have health issue that is bothering you, please talk to someone. I was always told, a problem shared is a problem halved.
Now We're Talking News
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus or is struggling with more general aspects of their mental health, there are a number of local support services available quickly and easily.Read Worried about a child or young person’s mental health?…
Warriors new signing Joe Batley is backing a local NHS campaign to encourage more people to talk and get support for their mental health.Read Warriors new boy gives backing to local NHS mental health campaign…
Hereford Racecourse recently hosted the ‘Now We’re Talking’ season opener raceday in support of local NHS service, Healthy Minds.Read Hereford Racecourse backs local NHS campaign…
A new website has been launched in Herefordshire and Worcestershire this week to help people access treatment, information and support for their mental health and wellbeing.Read New mental health site launched in Herefordshire & Worcestershire…
Mental Health services are open and accessible to anyone in Herefordshire and Worcestershire who is struggling or needs support.Read Local Mental Health services are here for you…
Time to Talk Day is part of a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day. Thursday 7th February saw the vibrant orange of Now We’re Talking popping up across the county!Read Worcestershire gets talking on Time to Talk Day…
Sunday will see staff from across Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust take part in the Worcester City run in support of the Now We’re Talking Campaign.Read NHS staff take on the Worcester City Run…