Talk Bench

10th October, 2020.
⭐️ Today is 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝘿𝙖𝙮! ⭐️
The theme for this year is ‘mental health for all’. In collaboration with the Time To Change Somerset, Mind in Somerset, Mind & Rethink Mental Illness, we’re proud to be launching our 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙝 project.
The idea behind the bench is to encourage people in Taunton to stop, sit, and talk. It’s all about removing the stigma attached to mental health. Nine out of ten people with mental health challenges will experience some kind of stigma and discrimination. We hope that our bench will provide positive change through offering a space to reduce stigma, and open opportunities for our community to talk. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all. This means that prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.
Watch our video to find out more!
A big thanks for the support we’ve received from local people who have been willing to give up their time and skills for this special bench: Mark (allaboutcapture Photography and Media), Tom (Kingfisher Tree Services Ltd), West Country Blacksmiths, Mark (HopeWorks), Keith, and Jim.
Keep an eye on our page as we’re currently in the process of finding it’s forever home in Taunton!
Olly and Joe 🙂