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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day – 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

At Phoenix FM we had four groups in organised by Wayne Banks from the Essex Mental Health Community who came in and talked on specialist subjects:

On the Breakfast Show with Rob Jelly we spoke about Time to Change, Mental Health & Young People, and Volunteering

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Breakfast

Time To Talk 1

Our guests were:

Paul Howard

Paul is a mental health service user. He works for a national medical charity and in his spare time volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Emma O’Leary

Emma is a recent Neuroscience graduate who has volunteered as a Peer Support Volunteer for Mind in Brighton, and for an Essex based charity for those with various learning and physical disabilities.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is a mental health service user. She runs her own business and is a passionate campaigner for better mental health services.

Laura-May Written

Laura is a Time to Change champion, and Communications Manager at ECDP, which runs a work experience programme to help people back into employment.

Robin Steer

Robin has lived experience of mental ill health, and is an Ambassador for ECDP.

Daisy Simpson

Daisy is a mental health service user, and Young Involvement Volunteer for Time To Change

On Eat My Brunch with Michelle Ward we spoke about Art Therapy, Talking Therapy, Mindfulness and Physical Activity

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Brunch

DSC_7747

Our guests were:

Jane Ward

Jane is the Abbott at Brentwood Buddhist Centre, and offers the local community physical, mental, and spiritual happiness and wellbeing.

Nicky Smith

Nicky Smith is Leisure Services Manager at Brentwood Leisure Trust.

Shaun Petrie

Shaun is a Senior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinician and Art Therapist at Basildon Child and Family Consultation Service.

He is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists – https://www.baat.org.

Clare Gardiner

Claire is a Trainee Art Therapist currently working with Children and Adolescents with mental health difficulties.

Ann Carter

Ann is the head of service for Therapy for You, the talking therapy service located in GP surgeries and local community hubs.

Roger Black

On One 2 Three with Mike Jones, we spoke about Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils, and Peer Support

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Mike Jones One 2 Three

DSC_7751

Our guests were:

Wayne Banks

Wayne has bipolar affective disorder, and is a Time To Change Champion. He is looking for work and currently volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew is Basildon District Councillor, nominated Mental Health Champion, and a lead officer for the South Essex Recovery College.

Ann Naylor

Ann is an Essex County Councillor, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Jan Pound

Jan is a Brentwood Borough Councillor, Chair of Health and Community Boards, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Andy Bell

Andy is deputy CEO for the Centre for Mental Health, and lead officer for the Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils.

On Drive with Bryan Powis we spoke about Adult Services, Mental Health in the Elderly, and Family Carers

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Drive

DSC_7753

Our guests were:

Peter Ferrier

Peter has depression, and is a shadow director of Brentwood Community Print.

Audrey Clark

Audrey is a director of Brentwood Community Print, a social enterprise that provides mental health support, work experience and work skills training to people in recovery from mental illness.

Colin Wade

Colin is a mental health support worker for Brentwood Mind.

Karen Undrill

Karen is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Louisa North

Louisa is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Links to groups and organisations featured on Phoenix FM during #TimeToTalk Day:

Essex Mental Health Community: TwitterFacebookEmail

ECDP (Essex Coalition of Disabled People): https://www.ecdp.org.uk/mentalhealth
Brentwood Buddhist Centre: https://www.brentwoodbuddhistcommunity.com/
Brentwood Leisure Trust: https://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk/
SEPT (South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust): https://www.sept.nhs.uk/Mental-Health.aspx
Therapy for You (NHS): https://www.therapyforyou.co.uk/
Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/
Basildon Borough Council: https://www.basildon.gov.uk/
Brentwood Borough Council: https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/
Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils: https://www.mentalhealthchallenge.org.uk/
Brentwood Community Print: https://www.brentwoodcommunityprint.org.uk/
Brentwood Mind: https://www.brentwoodmind.org.uk/
ECHO (Essex Counselling at Home Organisation): https://www.facebook.com/EchoCounsellingathome
Basildon & South Essex Disability Forum: https://basildondandsouthessexdisabilityequalityforum.btck.co.uk/

Links national mental health and relevant organisations:

Time To Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Rethink: https://www.rethink.org/
Centre for Mental Health: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/
Sane: https://www.sane.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation: https://mentalhealth.org.uk/
Young Minds: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Together UK: https://www.together-uk.org/
Depression Alliance: https://www.depressionalliance.org/
National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day – 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

At Phoenix FM we had four groups in organised by Wayne Banks from the Essex Mental Health Community who came in and talked on specialist subjects:

On the Breakfast Show with Rob Jelly we spoke about Time to Change, Mental Health & Young People, and Volunteering

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Breakfast

Time To Talk 1

Our guests were:

Paul Howard

Paul is a mental health service user. He works for a national medical charity and in his spare time volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Emma O’Leary

Emma is a recent Neuroscience graduate who has volunteered as a Peer Support Volunteer for Mind in Brighton, and for an Essex based charity for those with various learning and physical disabilities.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is a mental health service user. She runs her own business and is a passionate campaigner for better mental health services.

Laura-May Written

Laura is a Time to Change champion, and Communications Manager at ECDP, which runs a work experience programme to help people back into employment.

Robin Steer

Robin has lived experience of mental ill health, and is an Ambassador for ECDP.

Daisy Simpson

Daisy is a mental health service user, and Young Involvement Volunteer for Time To Change

On Eat My Brunch with Michelle Ward we spoke about Art Therapy, Talking Therapy, Mindfulness and Physical Activity

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Brunch

DSC_7747

Our guests were:

Jane Ward

Jane is the Abbott at Brentwood Buddhist Centre, and offers the local community physical, mental, and spiritual happiness and wellbeing.

Nicky Smith

Nicky Smith is Leisure Services Manager at Brentwood Leisure Trust.

Shaun Petrie

Shaun is a Senior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinician and Art Therapist at Basildon Child and Family Consultation Service.

He is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists – https://www.baat.org.

Clare Gardiner

Claire is a Trainee Art Therapist currently working with Children and Adolescents with mental health difficulties.

Ann Carter

Ann is the head of service for Therapy for You, the talking therapy service located in GP surgeries and local community hubs.

Roger Black

On One 2 Three with Mike Jones, we spoke about Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils, and Peer Support

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Mike Jones One 2 Three

DSC_7751

Our guests were:

Wayne Banks

Wayne has bipolar affective disorder, and is a Time To Change Champion. He is looking for work and currently volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew is Basildon District Councillor, nominated Mental Health Champion, and a lead officer for the South Essex Recovery College.

Ann Naylor

Ann is an Essex County Councillor, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Jan Pound

Jan is a Brentwood Borough Councillor, Chair of Health and Community Boards, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Andy Bell

Andy is deputy CEO for the Centre for Mental Health, and lead officer for the Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils.

On Drive with Bryan Powis we spoke about Adult Services, Mental Health in the Elderly, and Family Carers

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Drive

DSC_7753

Our guests were:

Peter Ferrier

Peter has depression, and is a shadow director of Brentwood Community Print.

Audrey Clark

Audrey is a director of Brentwood Community Print, a social enterprise that provides mental health support, work experience and work skills training to people in recovery from mental illness.

Colin Wade

Colin is a mental health support worker for Brentwood Mind.

Karen Undrill

Karen is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Louisa North

Louisa is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Links to groups and organisations featured on Phoenix FM during #TimeToTalk Day:

Essex Mental Health Community: TwitterFacebookEmail

ECDP (Essex Coalition of Disabled People): https://www.ecdp.org.uk/mentalhealth
Brentwood Buddhist Centre: https://www.brentwoodbuddhistcommunity.com/
Brentwood Leisure Trust: https://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk/
SEPT (South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust): https://www.sept.nhs.uk/Mental-Health.aspx
Therapy for You (NHS): https://www.therapyforyou.co.uk/
Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/
Basildon Borough Council: https://www.basildon.gov.uk/
Brentwood Borough Council: https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/
Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils: https://www.mentalhealthchallenge.org.uk/
Brentwood Community Print: https://www.brentwoodcommunityprint.org.uk/
Brentwood Mind: https://www.brentwoodmind.org.uk/
ECHO (Essex Counselling at Home Organisation): https://www.facebook.com/EchoCounsellingathome
Basildon & South Essex Disability Forum: https://basildondandsouthessexdisabilityequalityforum.btck.co.uk/

Links national mental health and relevant organisations:

Time To Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Rethink: https://www.rethink.org/
Centre for Mental Health: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/
Sane: https://www.sane.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation: https://mentalhealth.org.uk/
Young Minds: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Together UK: https://www.together-uk.org/
Depression Alliance: https://www.depressionalliance.org/
National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day – 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

At Phoenix FM we had four groups in organised by Wayne Banks from the Essex Mental Health Community who came in and talked on specialist subjects:

On the Breakfast Show with Rob Jelly we spoke about Time to Change, Mental Health & Young People, and Volunteering

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Breakfast

Time To Talk 1

Our guests were:

Paul Howard

Paul is a mental health service user. He works for a national medical charity and in his spare time volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Emma O’Leary

Emma is a recent Neuroscience graduate who has volunteered as a Peer Support Volunteer for Mind in Brighton, and for an Essex based charity for those with various learning and physical disabilities.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is a mental health service user. She runs her own business and is a passionate campaigner for better mental health services.

Laura-May Written

Laura is a Time to Change champion, and Communications Manager at ECDP, which runs a work experience programme to help people back into employment.

Robin Steer

Robin has lived experience of mental ill health, and is an Ambassador for ECDP.

Daisy Simpson

Daisy is a mental health service user, and Young Involvement Volunteer for Time To Change

On Eat My Brunch with Michelle Ward we spoke about Art Therapy, Talking Therapy, Mindfulness and Physical Activity

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Brunch

DSC_7747

Our guests were:

Jane Ward

Jane is the Abbott at Brentwood Buddhist Centre, and offers the local community physical, mental, and spiritual happiness and wellbeing.

Nicky Smith

Nicky Smith is Leisure Services Manager at Brentwood Leisure Trust.

Shaun Petrie

Shaun is a Senior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinician and Art Therapist at Basildon Child and Family Consultation Service.

He is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists – https://www.baat.org.

Clare Gardiner

Claire is a Trainee Art Therapist currently working with Children and Adolescents with mental health difficulties.

Ann Carter

Ann is the head of service for Therapy for You, the talking therapy service located in GP surgeries and local community hubs.

Roger Black

On One 2 Three with Mike Jones, we spoke about Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils, and Peer Support

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Mike Jones One 2 Three

DSC_7751

Our guests were:

Wayne Banks

Wayne has bipolar affective disorder, and is a Time To Change Champion. He is looking for work and currently volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew is Basildon District Councillor, nominated Mental Health Champion, and a lead officer for the South Essex Recovery College.

Ann Naylor

Ann is an Essex County Councillor, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Jan Pound

Jan is a Brentwood Borough Councillor, Chair of Health and Community Boards, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Andy Bell

Andy is deputy CEO for the Centre for Mental Health, and lead officer for the Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils.

On Drive with Bryan Powis we spoke about Adult Services, Mental Health in the Elderly, and Family Carers

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Drive

DSC_7753

Our guests were:

Peter Ferrier

Peter has depression, and is a shadow director of Brentwood Community Print.

Audrey Clark

Audrey is a director of Brentwood Community Print, a social enterprise that provides mental health support, work experience and work skills training to people in recovery from mental illness.

Colin Wade

Colin is a mental health support worker for Brentwood Mind.

Karen Undrill

Karen is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Louisa North

Louisa is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Links to groups and organisations featured on Phoenix FM during #TimeToTalk Day:

Essex Mental Health Community: TwitterFacebookEmail

ECDP (Essex Coalition of Disabled People): https://www.ecdp.org.uk/mentalhealth
Brentwood Buddhist Centre: https://www.brentwoodbuddhistcommunity.com/
Brentwood Leisure Trust: https://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk/
SEPT (South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust): https://www.sept.nhs.uk/Mental-Health.aspx
Therapy for You (NHS): https://www.therapyforyou.co.uk/
Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/
Basildon Borough Council: https://www.basildon.gov.uk/
Brentwood Borough Council: https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/
Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils: https://www.mentalhealthchallenge.org.uk/
Brentwood Community Print: https://www.brentwoodcommunityprint.org.uk/
Brentwood Mind: https://www.brentwoodmind.org.uk/
ECHO (Essex Counselling at Home Organisation): https://www.facebook.com/EchoCounsellingathome
Basildon & South Essex Disability Forum: https://basildondandsouthessexdisabilityequalityforum.btck.co.uk/

Links national mental health and relevant organisations:

Time To Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Rethink: https://www.rethink.org/
Centre for Mental Health: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/
Sane: https://www.sane.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation: https://mentalhealth.org.uk/
Young Minds: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Together UK: https://www.together-uk.org/
Depression Alliance: https://www.depressionalliance.org/
National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day – 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

At Phoenix FM we had four groups in organised by Wayne Banks from the Essex Mental Health Community who came in and talked on specialist subjects:

On the Breakfast Show with Rob Jelly we spoke about Time to Change, Mental Health & Young People, and Volunteering

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Breakfast

Time To Talk 1

Our guests were:

Paul Howard

Paul is a mental health service user. He works for a national medical charity and in his spare time volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Emma O’Leary

Emma is a recent Neuroscience graduate who has volunteered as a Peer Support Volunteer for Mind in Brighton, and for an Essex based charity for those with various learning and physical disabilities.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is a mental health service user. She runs her own business and is a passionate campaigner for better mental health services.

Laura-May Written

Laura is a Time to Change champion, and Communications Manager at ECDP, which runs a work experience programme to help people back into employment.

Robin Steer

Robin has lived experience of mental ill health, and is an Ambassador for ECDP.

Daisy Simpson

Daisy is a mental health service user, and Young Involvement Volunteer for Time To Change

On Eat My Brunch with Michelle Ward we spoke about Art Therapy, Talking Therapy, Mindfulness and Physical Activity

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

TimeToTalk Brunch

DSC_7747

Our guests were:

Jane Ward

Jane is the Abbott at Brentwood Buddhist Centre, and offers the local community physical, mental, and spiritual happiness and wellbeing.

Nicky Smith

Nicky Smith is Leisure Services Manager at Brentwood Leisure Trust.

Shaun Petrie

Shaun is a Senior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinician and Art Therapist at Basildon Child and Family Consultation Service.

He is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists – https://www.baat.org.

Clare Gardiner

Claire is a Trainee Art Therapist currently working with Children and Adolescents with mental health difficulties.

Ann Carter

Ann is the head of service for Therapy for You, the talking therapy service located in GP surgeries and local community hubs.

Roger Black

On One 2 Three with Mike Jones, we spoke about Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils, and Peer Support

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Mike Jones One 2 Three

DSC_7751

Our guests were:

Wayne Banks

Wayne has bipolar affective disorder, and is a Time To Change Champion. He is looking for work and currently volunteers for Essex Mental Health Community.

Andrew Gordon

Andrew is Basildon District Councillor, nominated Mental Health Champion, and a lead officer for the South Essex Recovery College.

Ann Naylor

Ann is an Essex County Councillor, Chair of Health and Wellbeing Board, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Jan Pound

Jan is a Brentwood Borough Councillor, Chair of Health and Community Boards, and nominated Mental Health Champion.

Andy Bell

Andy is deputy CEO for the Centre for Mental Health, and lead officer for the Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils.

On Drive with Bryan Powis we spoke about Adult Services, Mental Health in the Elderly, and Family Carers

Click below to listen to the interviews again:

Time To Talk 2014 – Drive

DSC_7753

Our guests were:

Peter Ferrier

Peter has depression, and is a shadow director of Brentwood Community Print.

Audrey Clark

Audrey is a director of Brentwood Community Print, a social enterprise that provides mental health support, work experience and work skills training to people in recovery from mental illness.

Colin Wade

Colin is a mental health support worker for Brentwood Mind.

Karen Undrill

Karen is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Louisa North

Louisa is a professional counsellor from Essex Counselling at Home Organisation, or ECHO for short. ECHO specialises in visiting clients at home to provide individual or couple counselling to everyone aged 55 and over.

Links to groups and organisations featured on Phoenix FM during #TimeToTalk Day:

Essex Mental Health Community: TwitterFacebookEmail

ECDP (Essex Coalition of Disabled People): https://www.ecdp.org.uk/mentalhealth
Brentwood Buddhist Centre: https://www.brentwoodbuddhistcommunity.com/
Brentwood Leisure Trust: https://www.brentwood-centre.co.uk/
SEPT (South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust): https://www.sept.nhs.uk/Mental-Health.aspx
Therapy for You (NHS): https://www.therapyforyou.co.uk/
Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/
Basildon Borough Council: https://www.basildon.gov.uk/
Brentwood Borough Council: https://www.brentwood.gov.uk/
Mental Health Challenge for Local Councils: https://www.mentalhealthchallenge.org.uk/
Brentwood Community Print: https://www.brentwoodcommunityprint.org.uk/
Brentwood Mind: https://www.brentwoodmind.org.uk/
ECHO (Essex Counselling at Home Organisation): https://www.facebook.com/EchoCounsellingathome
Basildon & South Essex Disability Forum: https://basildondandsouthessexdisabilityequalityforum.btck.co.uk/

Links national mental health and relevant organisations:

Time To Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
Rethink: https://www.rethink.org/
Centre for Mental Health: https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/
Sane: https://www.sane.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation: https://mentalhealth.org.uk/
Young Minds: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Together UK: https://www.together-uk.org/
Depression Alliance: https://www.depressionalliance.org/
National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/

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