Happy Sunday!

Today we spotlight a day of immense significance and universal values – Human Rights Day. Observed annually on December 10th, this day resonates deeply with our core human values of compassion, justice, and the recognition of every person’s inherent worth.

Human Rights Day commemorates the creation of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, a ground breaking document proclaiming the inalienable rights of every human being, irrespective of race, gender, language, beliefs, or any other status. This document, translated into over 500 languages, represents a global call for respecting and protecting human rights universally.

Since its establishment, Human Rights Day has become a beacon for progress, symbolizing our collective efforts to ensure the fundamental rights of every individual are respected and upheld – from basic needs like food and shelter to the right to free and uncensored information.

Together, let’s reaffirm our commitment to human rights, not just on December 10th, but every day. Celebrate, educate, and participate – for a world where everyone’s rights are recognized and respected.

As always, lots of T4H activities are going on as well as interesting events from our partners across Islington, read on to find out more.

If you know someone who could benefit from Talk for Health, please make sure to recommend our next Full programme starting on the 13th of January! 

Warmest wishes,

Emily and the Talk for Health Team

FREE T4H SPECIAL – New Year Intention Setting

Let go and look ahead: Yin Yoga & New Year Intention Setting

Are you ready to let go of 2023? Do you need clarity about your hopes and desires for 2024?


Let go and look ahead is all about releasing anything that no longer serves you in order to make space for more joy and love.

Through a combination of meditation, breathwork, intention setting and gentle yin yoga poses that release tension in both the fascia and mind, we’ll let of limiting beliefs – uncomfortable truths you believe about yourself that are standing in your way – and make positive plans for the year ahead.

Please bring a pen & paper, comfy clothes and an open mind!
The second half of the Special will introduce you to, and give you a chance to experience some of the four key learning areas of Talk for Health:

• Open and truthful talking

• Empathic listening

• Basic counselling skills

• How to set up an ongoing group

After this event, you can go straight into a Talk for Health Café, where you will learn peer counselling skills and get plenty of space to talk and get/give support. You can also sign up to the Full 4-day Talk for Health Peer Counselling Programme for a deeper therapeutic and skills-building experience.

Sign up here
Here are this week’s groups: 
Click the link to sign up on Eventbrite or RSVP via text to join. These are available to T4H graduates as well as anyone who has completed a T4H taster or Special.
Spirit & Share 
Mon, 11th Dec 14:00 – 16:00 Online Event – Sign up here

Art Journal & Share 
Tues, 12th Dec 16:00 – 18:00 Online Event – Sign up here

Moonbug Café
Wed, 13th Dec 18:00 – 20:00 @ Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. – Sign up here

Dreams Café
Fri, 15th Dec 18:30 – 20:30 Online Event. – Sign up here

FREE Taster Sessions

Tuesday, 9th January 16:00 – 18:00 @ Islington Town HallTaster sessions are FREE, and help people to find out if Talk for Health is right for them.
Tasters give you the chance to experience some of the four key learning areas of our full programme: open and truthful talking, empathic listening, basic counselling skills and how to set up an ongoing group to take care of your own wellbeing and enable others to take care of theirs.

After our participants attend a Taster, they can:
1. Come to Talk For Health Cafés (our monthly peer support groups) and be part of a community.

2. Do a range of group activities like breathwork, art journaling and therapeutic writing.
3. Do the full Talk For Health Programme.

And yes, it’s all FREE. Just share this link with anyone you think could benefit:
Tuesday 9th January 4-6pm @ Islington Town Hall: Sign up here

Wednesday 7th February 2-4pm (ONLINE): Sign up here

Thursday 29th February 6-8pm (ONLINE): Sign up here

FREE ONLINE Peer-to-peer Counselling Programme

Starting on the 13th January, Online Event

On the Full Talk for Health Peer Counselling Programme, you will deepen your knowledge and skills as well as have space to practise the four key learning areas of Talk for Health: open and truthful talking, empathic listening, basic counselling skills and how to set up an ongoing group to take care of your own wellbeing and enable others to take care of theirs.

The full times and dates for this programme are:

Saturday 13 January 2024 (10.30am – 4.30pm)
Thursday 18 January 2024 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Thursday 25 January 2024 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Thursday 1 February 2024 (5.30am – 8.30pm)
Saturday 3 February 2024 (10.30am – 4.30pm)
Thursday 8 February 2024 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Sign up here