Here’s Jo from the Barac Arms who has been involved in our #ItTakesBallsToTalk campaign from the start and is signed up for Suicide First Aid Training with us next week. We caught up with him earlier when we were delivering posters and beers mats which share 24 hour, Free helplines. The campaign aims to encourage men to talk and access help if they need it. If you’d like some of these for your local pub, sports club or work place or would like some more information on the campaign please get in touch > mindinthevale.org.uk/about-us/ittakesballstotalk/As always, if you need to talk over the weekend these helplines are available> CALL 24/7 - Mental Health Wales : 0800132737or text help to 81066Samaritans: 116123or email firstname.lastname@example.orgGamcare - 08088020133Shout - Text SHOUT to 85253Silver line (older people) - 0800 4 70 80 90#talkingsaveslives#suicideprevention#mentalhealth#ittakesballstotalk#valeofglamorgan#mindinthevale#suicidefirstaid... See MoreSee Less
Last Friday, we were delighted to join forces with local walking charity Valeways for a guided walk around The Knap, Barry. An amazing 40 walkers took part who were a mixture of regulars and first time walkers. It was great to chat to the fantastic volunteers and walkers who enjoy walking for many different reasons: health, enjoying nature and of course the connection and friendships that walking with a group brings. The walk was organised as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek but don't forget Mind in the Vale continues to offer support to anyone who is feeling isolated and lonely all year round, please visit www.mindinthevale.org.uk if you need to access support or advice. Thank you to the wonderful walk leaders Mike, Paul, Oggy, Rebecca, official photgrapher Owen and members of Valeways for making us feel so welcome and providing walking opportunities across the Vale. If you'd like to join Valeways for one of their guided walks, give their page a follow or you can find their walking programme at www.valeways.org.uk.Photo credits: Owen Leach ... See MoreSee Less
T minus 3 hours!Join Valeways and Mind in the Vale for a gentle walk this morning. It's #mentalhealthawarenessweek2022 and the theme is loneliness. If you are feeling lonely, joining a community group or activity can help to reduce isolation, build friendships and boost self esteem. Why not come start your day with a walk and talk with us? We can't wait to see you! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks @FAWTrust for highlighting the continued partnership working between @Mindinthevaleo1 & @BarryTownUnited. Always a pleasure to work with sports clubs in our local area⚽️ If your local sports clubs wants to get involved with our #ItTakesBallsToTalk campaign, get in touch.
The #mentalheathawarenessweek walk hosted by @Valeways for @Mindinthevaleo1 saw 40 walkers joining a gentle walk with conversation and cake to follow! To read the full story go to> https://mindinthevale.org.uk/news/partnership-walking-for-mental-health/
This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, why not share this post so someone you care about knows they're not alone. There's always someone at the other end of the phone who's waiting for their call.
For more information go to > https://mindinthevale.org.uk
𝓝𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵 𝓜𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓪𝓵 𝓗𝓮𝓪𝓵𝓽𝓱 𝓐𝔀𝓪𝓻𝓮𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓴 𝓬𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓫𝓻𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓭 𝓲𝓷 𝓼𝓽𝔂𝓵𝓮...
Jodie Tanner owner of The Queen B Boutique donates £4000 proceeds of VIP discount and loyalty card to support local mental health. For full story>http://bit.ly/3FFyEZk