Awards For All and our plans for 2019!

Happy new year, everyone! This is Molly, one of the volunteers, just wanting to ask a quick favour from you lovely people. A post from Lily will follow soon with a recap of what 2018 meant for Real Talk and our plans moving forward but for now, I’m just going to tell you about a really exciting development – and how you can help!

Currently we are in the process of applying for Awards For All funding from the Big Lottery. If we’re successful, 2019 will be a jam-packed year for Real Talk as we hope to put on a year long programme of outreach events— think monthly art meet ups with a mental health theme and quarterly community meals.

General informal feedback at events have shown us that Real Talk has a community that wants more opportunities to be involved and more regular events to attend, all in the name of more open discussion of mental health. These outreach events would serve as ways for you to engage with other people also interested in our cause and for our community to expand even further. We’re really excited at the prospect of reaching more people and providing more opportunities for creativity and open chat!

So how can you help? First off, by filling in this survey [] that should only take you five minutes. Whether you’ve attended a Real Talk event or not, your opinions and thoughts are truly valued and we’d love to know what you think. Secondly, if you’d like to share this survey on your social media channels, we would be truly grateful. You can find the post with the survey link on Real Talk’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lastly, the Real Talk team would just like to thank you for the support over the last year. We’re really excited about the possibilities opening up in 2019.


Lily Asch