According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2030, Mental Health will be the biggest global burden on all heath care systems. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the demand on mental health services in the UK has increased hugely and the need for services higher than it has ever been.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is passionate about reducing this statistic and elevating some of the pressure put onto our local services.
Talk Tonight – Selby C.I.C is a peer-to-peer support group for members of the local community who are struggling with their mental health, or care for someone with a mental illness. We are a low-level service provider run to plug the ever-increasing gap that occurs between diagnosis and treatment.
We provide a safe space for people in Selby, and the surrounding areas, to come together and support each other, and encourage self-help. We aim to promote the wellbeing of our members through peer-to-peer support and by providing social interaction and mentally stimulating activities without judgment or prejudice.
Through talking about their issues with people who understand their battles, our members can open up in a safe and relaxed environment at their own pace and in their own time: no pressure, no gimmicks, just compassion and understanding.
We meet up every Thursday evening to talk about whatever it is that is affecting our mental health and to gain support from others. Through creating links with other member, we create an additional layer of support for those who are finding it hard. We live by the phrase that “Talking Save Lives” and we work hard to promote mental health awareness through our group, social media, website and fundraising and reduce the stigma that surrounds this illness...
We are really excited to be an official fundraising partner of Selby Town FC and are looking forward to working alongside them for the 2021/22 season as well as continuing well into the future.
This is a massive opportunity for Talk Tonight – Selby CIC to continue to make a difference. With mental health still being a taboo subject in sport, it is another way to break down barriers and get people talking about the unspoken illness and unfortunately, in some cases, a silent killer. We will be present at all home games and some away games, so if you want to find out more about what we do or what a confidential chat with one of the team, come and say hi!
To find out more about us or to join in please contact us on any of the below methods:
Facebook and Instagram: Talk_Tonight_selby
Paul and Aimee are an inspiration in my life, they are such strong and selfless people, and they are truly amazing. Coming to Talk Tonight has saved my life. Knowing that I have a safe space to come to every week, and to have joined a new family makes me feel forever grateful. I struggle a lot with mental health and everyone at the group have always supported me through thick and thin, without me feeling judged or uncomfortable, which is rare to find. Talk Tonight is my forever family. Thank you for everything!
Talk Tonight means the world to me, it literally saved my life. I have met and made some lifelong friends. We all help each other out anytime of the day or night, before I joined, I was on the edge of despair. Thank you, Talk Tonight – Selby CIC, you are the best and are fantastic for Selby.
People at the group understand just how I’m feeling and that I’m not alone. Talk Tonight – Selby CIC help me to be who I am without ‘acting normal’.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC saved my life, when I was at my lowest point in life, and I thought I had nowhere to turn. I was so lost in my own head but Talk Tonight really helped me turn my life around and made me realise I am not alone. If it wasn’t for all the amazing people at the group, who I now am proud to call my family, who knows where I would be.
In a word Talk Tonight – Selby CIC means EVERYTHING! At my all time low, Talk Tonight – Selby CIC helped me find a piece of me again. The group has been a huge part of my life for the past year and has helped me so much. I will always be part of this family.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is about meeting up with friends with similar problems and talking to them helps me keep my sanity. The group sessions really help me remain motivated to make a change.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is a safe place to be around like-minded people who ‘get it’ without having the fear of being judged. It offers support and allows me to open up away from the outside world. It’s a bunch of people, who have become great friends in times of great struggles.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is the most supportive group I have found. Paul and Aimee are so kind and welcoming to everyone.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC has given me friends who truly understand how I might be feeling and are always there for me. Every week I have a safe place to share my thoughts without judgement and will be forever grateful for how much it has helped me and will continue to.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC has completely turned my life around. Without the group, deep down I know I wouldn’t be here. Paul and Aimee have given so much of their time to help others and continue to do so. Whatever you are going through, no one judges as everyone has been there and the group members try to help and make you feel better about yourself. This group is the best place in Selby to help fight Mental Health and encourages men and women to chat.
I have only recently joined Talk Tonight – Selby CIC. I was scared about going but it is the best thing I ever did. Everyone has made me feel welcomed and I love going every week.
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is like a little family; everyone understands what others are going through and so you don’t feel alone. It is also helping me as part of my university degree in Mental Health and shows what good can be done!
Talk Tonight – Selby CIC is a safe space for me to release and let everything go. It somewhere I can be myself and not put on the ‘happy’ mask. It’s a place of listening for support with no judgement.