A conversation can change a life.
Here at TALKWORKS, we want to encourage anyone who is going through a difficult time to remember that they are not on their own. We recognise that every person has a different experience in what they are going through and how they are feeling. Talking about what you are struggling with can be hard, but it does make such a difference.
We spoke to some of our TALKWORKS Clinicians who shared why they think talking about your problems is so beneficial, and why they’d encourage anyone who is struggling not to bottle it up or go through it by themselves.
If you would like to talk, you can self-refer to TALKWORKS, and gain access our confidential talking therapy treatment options and support. As Devon's NHS Talking Therapies Service, all of our services are available free of charge to anyone over the age of 18, living in Devon.
Read what our therapists haVE to say...
“Even though talking about things can be very difficult, often the anticipation is worse than actually doing it. Talking about things that are bothering me helps me to make sense of them, makes me feel less alone, and helps me challenge some of the anxieties I struggle with which aren't so helpful” - Eve, TALKWORKS Central team
“Sometimes when I'm struggling it feels like there's a weight on my chest, but once I've spoken to someone about it I tend to feel lighter and more relaxed.” – Izzy, TALKWORKS Outer Exeter team
"I find talking about difficulties with someone helps me to gain a better insight into what I am feeling. In turn, this helps me identify the further steps I need to take to address it. what I am feeling. In turn, this helps me identify the further steps I need to take to address it." - Charlotte, TALKWORKS East Devon team