Let's Talk Epsom
A self help group for people who have or are experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness
December 2017 - December 2018
Charity information: Love Me - Love My Mind
A weekly self help group for anyone experiencing anxiety or depression.The group ranges from between 5 and 15 people every week and the session lasts 1 ½ hours. The discussions are wide ranging allowing people to speak out about their darkest emotions, speaking about how we each cope with depression or anxiety.
• Regular Attendance increases self-confidence and boost self-esteem
• Provides Participants with social contact
• Open to everyone
• Have a sense of belonging
It gives people a safe and confidential place to come and meet new people, share their life experiences and coping strategies. They can speak about things in a safe environment in the company of like minded people and over time we are seeing strong bonds forming between members.
To provide a safe and confidential place for people who suffer from depression or anxiety
Activities» We will provide a safe environment for people to come to on regular basis in the hope they can speak about anything that is troubling them
What success will look like
We have been going for over four years and we see people from a diverse range of backgrounds and it seems to just come together each week.
We hope that in the long term we will break down some of the barriers that our clients face and let them see that even though they are experiencing fear and sadness and life may seem bleak that they have somewhere to come and share this stuff and along they way learn some coping skills and ways to manage their feelings on a daily basis
The main risk is being able to attract people to the group and to get our message out to the local community.
We propose speaking to donors on an individual basis and agreeing a reporting process.
Budget - Project Cost: £1,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £300 Advertising Marketing material, lealfets and posters £200 Miscellaneous Tea coffee cups, Kettle, tea and coffee £500 Books We are starting a small library of mental health and wellibeing books
In the borough of Epsom and Ewell, Surrey but we have had people from East and West Sussex, Kent, and numerous London Bororughs
Local residents and wider community
We have been going for over4 years and are the only type of group in our local area
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