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ABOUT US

OUR WORK

Developer

Our Vision is for PROJECT:TALK become a nationally recognised, economically sustainable and highly effective solution for organisations who wish to support mental fitness, including the mental health and wellbeing, of their community. 

 

From schools, to University students, from businesses to the general public, we seek to harness the power of individuals to draw communities together to revitalise mental health, inspire change and better support each other. 

Mental Fitness is about togetherness. Only then can we thrive.

We center our work around four central principals. A community must be inspired, empowered and supported to nurture each one of these in order to truly reap the benefits of mental fitness:

AWARE

Individuals must be aware of their own minds and of the thoughts, feelings and emotions of those around them. This requires education, knowledge and understanding alongside open communication and a lack of stigma.

OUR TEAM

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GEORGE

Co-Founder & Director

TOOLS TO:TALK Project Manager

I started PROJECT:TALK to help communities take charge of their mental fitness, feel well-equipped to support each other, and develop a sustainable network of resources that help individuals within seize opportunities and navigate life's challenges.

 Contact: george@projecttalk.org.uk 

GEORGE

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DAISY

 

Co-Founder & Director

WALK TO:TALK Project Manager 

I started PROJECT:TALK to help highlight a new way to engage with and revitalise mental fitness; this affects each and everyone of us and so embracing it can help us feel empowered, boost productivity, relationships and have a positive outlook on life. 

 Contact: daisy@projecttalk.org.uk 

DAISY

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JULIA

 

TOOLS TO:TALK Medical Curriculum Manager

I believe in the amazing power of conversation, and how it can be used to change the way we view mental health, and to care for ourselves and each other. We should all be able to feel safe and comfortable being ourselves, talking about struggles, and receiving help. I’m in this to help get those conversations going.  

 

 Contact: julia@projecttalk.org.uk  

JULIA

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CHLOË

 

Operations and Outreach Manager

I am so passionate about inclusion. I believe seizing opportunity comes easier to some than others; no matter who you are, I feel everyone should experience possibility equally. Mental fitness holds a huge amount of responsibility in our achievements, and PROJECT:TALK is the perfect platform to engage with this. 

 Contact: chloe@projecttalk.org.uk 

CHLOË

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LUCY

 

Social Media & Marketing

I got involved with PROJECT:TALK as I’m passionate about people dropping the stigma surrounding mental health and believe we all should work on our mental fitness just as we would our physical fitness. It is so important we feel empowered to talk about our bad days as well as our good ones, and I believe the work we are doing can really make an impact in giving people the skills to have these conversations

 

 Contact: lucy@projecttalk.org.uk 

LUCY

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KATRINA

 

Social Media & Marketing

PROJECT:TALK is a rewarding platform to be part of since it encourages people to engage with their mental fitness. The importance of conversation has never been so important, so I hope the work we are doing can enable people to look out for themselves and support each other

 Contact: katrina@projecttalk.org.uk 

KATRINA

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XAV

 

Editor & Media Manager

TIME TO:TALK Project Manager

Paradoxically, the age of the internet has caused many of us to be less connected than ever before. Image is everything, and it’s easier than ever to forget that all of us have highs and lows, all of us get lonely, and – most importantly – all of us have mental health. Through PROJECT:TALK, I hope that we all can move away from chat, and get one step closer to conversation.

 Contact: xav@projecttalk.org.uk 

XAV

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SAM

 

Peer Support Scheme Manager

 

 When I joined PROJECT:TALK last year, it was at a time when government restrictions were making the lives of many within our community extremely difficult. I was eager to find an outlet to channel my feelings of despair, into positive action. PROJECT:TALK provided the perfect platform for me to do this. Their mission to change the way we view mental health, and facilitate a dialogue about it, resonated with me deeply. 

 

 Contact: sam@projecttalk.org.uk 

SAM

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JOIN OUR TEAM

 

Want to be part of the PROJECT:TALK team

Well, we're always on the lookout for fantastic talent, so if you think you've got what it takes, drop us a line here.

JOIN OUR TEAM

WHO WE ARE

We are a community interest company dedicated to building community mental fitness, established in 2020 by our founders George and Daisy, Medical Students from the University of Bristol, along with a fantastic team of students and graduates. We aim to achieve this through our projects WALK TO:TALK and TOOLS TO:TALK.

 

We pioneer mental fitness initiatives including mental health training and community events. The funds raised are channeled back into the community by funding mental fitness provisions selected by those who need it most. 

  

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to change the way we view mental health for good, having lasting and sustainable benefits, leading to communities that are aware, proactive, enabled and well-resourced when it comes to mental fitness and wellbeing. Not only will this allow us to better navigate challenges, but to better seize opportunities with which we are presented.

 

Our mental health has for too long had too many negative associations – typically, we have only looked at mental health in the context of mental illness. Only when things have begun to get on top of us have we started the journey to navigate through the challenges we face. At this point of desperation, things often seem overwhelming and a lack of resources have only added to the challenge. 

 

This simply should not be the case. We all experience mental health, and so, we should all be empowered, supported, inspired and equipped to own it. 

 

OUR VISION

Our Vision is for PROJECT:TALK become a nationally recognised, economically sustainable and highly effective solution for organisations who wish to support mental fitness, including the mental health and wellbeing, of their community. 

MENTAL FITNESS

‘Fundamental to mental fitness are the interactions between a community and the individuals within.’

 

According to an article in the International Journal of Wellbeing, mental fitness can be defined as “the modifiable capacity to utilise resources and skills to flexibly adapt to challenges or advantages, enabling thriving”. The key advantages of this concept are the fact that it is free from negative connotations associated with mental health and illness, understood by the wider community in a similar way to physical fitness and can be modified and improved. 

 

A high degree of mental fitness is associated with a reserve of skills and resources that can be readily utilised to navigate challenges and seize opportunity. 

 

At PROJECT:TALK, we believe that the interactions between a community and the individuals within are fundamental. It is not purely located in the individual and can be gained or lost depending on a variety of internal and external factors. If we define mental fitness as the individual, we risk ignoring a potential lack of support structure and response surrounding them.

 

The key to effective interaction between individuals is our ability to communicate. However, this isn’t always easy. We therefore build our activities around facilitating supportive, effective communication about what we all, as human beings, go through. 

 

What are the benefits?

We propose that optimisation of mental fitness leads to:​

  • Highly effective communities with increased productivity.

  • A greater sense of hope, enablement, and drive for change.

  • Individuals feeling more at ease and in a better position to seize opportunity.

  • Increased coping capacity, meaning higher tolerance of uncertainty and better response to challenges.