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Time to Talk Day 2022

Time to Talk Day 2022

Let’s get talking

Today is Time to Talk Day (TTTD) - the nation’s biggest mental health conversation.

Mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Health run the day in partnership with the Co-op to encourage friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and connect.

Adullam supports the call for people to talk, today and every day.

For us it’s important that our tenants, residents and service users are actively involved in conversations and decision-making about our services and properties.

We recognise that embracing co-production, involvement and engagement is central to the future success of the Association and the suitability of services we provide.

Conversations with people with lived experience are extremely valuable. The Association, its leadership and staff learn valuable lessons from them. They are also important in encouraging other tenants, residents and service users to talk about their issues and in helping boost their confidence that they can rebuild their lives.

At our Beech House Recovery project in Cheshire, not only do peers offer one-to-one support for residents seeking to maintain abstinence, but they also run mutual aid groups such as Narcotics Anonymous and Eating Disorders Anonymous, which are open to wider members of the public. They talk about their experiences and share their learning.

In Sheffield, where we operate Adullam Foundations, a co-production group has been established that meets on a regular basis. Here, members of the group often lead workshops. Recent ones have included one entitled Understanding autism and other neuro developmental conditions and another which focused on Understanding substance misuse - a clients perspective.  

Everyday talk with our tenants, residents and service users plays a key role in their development journeys. Building social networks, increasing self-esteem and confidence, and playing an active part in decision-making all stem from it.

Talking is good for us all - talking about your feelings is part of taking charge of your wellbeing and can help cope with a problem you've been carrying around in your head. It’s also enjoyable to interact with others, plain and simple.

Let’s all take time to talk today.