Improving mental health through therapeutic talking

Developed by psychotherapists, Talk for Health aims to improve mental health by teaching people an evidence-based method for therapeutic talking, shown to be as effective as therapy.

The social enterprise has a number of programmes that teach people therapeutic talking, either through group sessions or virtual self-guided training so that individuals can learn techniques to support themselves and others. In addition, the organisation also runs drop-in sessions for participants to continue their learning.

We provide funding to Talk for Health to support their operational costs so that they are able to support more people in Islington and beyond. This includes contributing towards the delivery of a free service to vulnerable residents in Islington which has helped them reach over 400 local people.