Supportive Listening

Supportive Listening2019-07-02T12:54:13+01:00

It’s Good To Talk

Could you use a friendly ear?

We’re here for you.

Confidential conversation for anyone struggling with or recovering from mental health problems, their partners, friends and family members.

What do we offer?

Talk Time Groups

Shared conversation in a supportive, facilitator-led environment.

1-2-1 Talk Time

Confidential conversation either in person, by phone or by email.

1-2-1 Wellbeing Mentoring

Short-term goal focus mentoring.

Talk Time Groups

Focus: Gives an informal, safe, confidential space to share your thoughts and feelings with a group of people who have similar experiences. The group is led by a trained facilitator and is supportive, non-judgemental and friendly.

Good for: Anyone living with or recovering from mental health problems who feels isolated or alone with their situation. It’s also good for people on waiting lists for other services, or as a support after/around NHS counselling sessions.

Duration: You can attend the group for as long as you feel you need to, although it is not intended for long-term support. We will review regularly to make sure that the group is right for your needs, and suggest other services as appropriate.

Who’s involved: You, a trained facilitator and other group members.

Quotes: ” I thought I was the only one who felt this way. Now I know its normal-and I’ve learned so much from other people’s experience and ways of coping”

1:1 Talk Time

Focus: Gives a safe, friendly, confidential space to talk about your thoughts and feelings with someone who’ll listen to you and support you. we won’t judge or give advice, but we will offer information signposting where needed. This service is provided in person, on the phone or by email.

Good for: Anyone living with or recovering from mental health problemswho feels isolated or alone with their situation. Also for anyone going through a difficult life event- for example bereavement, redundancy or relationship/family issues. It’s also good for people on waiting lists for other services, or as a support after/around NHS counselling sessions.

Duration: This is an open-ended appointment based service. We’ll see you once a week at a set time time, for up to an hour. We’ll review regularly to check that the service is right for your needs, and suggest other services as appropriate.

Who’s involved: You and a trained volunteer

Quotes: “My daughter has struggled with her mental health for years – being able to talk to you about what she’s going through  and the strain it pits me under has made all the difference to how I feel”

” The anniversary of my dad’s suicide is always a difficult time. Having someone outside the family to talk to really helped me cope this year”

Wellbeing Mentoring

Focus: Short-term mentoring to help you achieve a specific goal – getting into town for a coffee, going to the library, starting a college course, or just getting your confidence back after a difficult patch.

Good for: Anyone lacking in self-esteem or confidence who is living with or recovering from mental health problems, or who feels they’ve had a setback and needs some friendly support to get back on track.

Duration: We’ll see you for an agreed length of time to help you achieve your goal, and then review to see if you need any further support.

Who’s involved: You and a trained volunteer.

At the heart of this service is the opportunity to talk. You can talk to us about anything however personal.

Feel heard, order your thoughts, air your problems and talk freely – without judgement.

This service currently operates across Bassetlaw, Mansfield and Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood.

For more information contact Emily Dalton on 07444 708302 or emilyrc@nottinghamshiremind.org.uk

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