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What’s involved with a walk and talk? 

simple answer is  - we walk, and we talk!

Walking

The benefits of exercise for both our physical health and psychological wellbeing are well known. But the good news is for our psychological health we do not need to join a gym or start running, these are great if we can but, not necessary. A simple walk will improve our mood, reduce stress, support a positive mindset, and help us with problem solving.

Talking

Talking works! in fact it is the most effective self-care we can do for our mental health. 

 

We know it is not necessarily as simple as this…

Sometimes we find it difficult to open up about our worries or concerns with family or close friends or work colleagues. We may not want to bother them or feel they may judge or misunderstand us. Let’s face it sometimes our nearest and dearest are not that great at dealing with drama!

We are not crisis support

If you need to talk to someone now these services are here to talk to you:

  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123

  • Text SHOUT to 85258

If you feel that you are at risk of self harm, you have already self harmed or feel like you may attempt suicide, then you need urgent medical help. 

  • Call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

       Or

  • Go to A&E

If you are with people ask them to help. Mental Health emergencies are serious and are considered as such by the NHS. You will not be wasting anyone's time and no one will judge you or question your need for help!

If you feel that you are not in crisis but feel you need urgent help and support:

  • Call NHS 111

       Or

  • arrange to see your GP via an emergency appointment.

The following organisations offer support via web chat;

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