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”I have met new friends and get on well with everyone, it’s nice just to get out of the house and relax, we play pool or table tennis and listen to music. The support team are always there for us if we need someone to talk to.”
Team Talk is a low level mental health programme which is designed to support local men’s mental wellbeing and runs every Wednesday night at 6pm – 7:30pm at Oakwell in the Indoor Centre.
Team Talk aims to enable men to access and offer peer support, share experiences, tips and coping mechanisms whilst also having the opportunity to socialise and connect.
Specially trained coaches will facilitate social and conversational topics, whilst giving participants the choice of taking part in a number of activities.
The sessions provide men with a safe space to engage and socialise with others whilst having the opportunity to take part in pool, table tennis, table football and more.
Our Team Talk sessions are open to all men and the relaxed informal environment allows people to drop in and out of the sessions, attending when they need it the most.
The sessions also allow men to access a separate ‘Chat Room’ where they can engage with staff members and partners in a 1-1 discussion if they wish.
We have a number of supportive partners engaging with us throughout the programme and this allows us to be able to signpost participants to further support or interventions where necessary.
For more information please contact Sean Margison, Health and Wellbeing Officer on 01226 211333 or [email protected]