Our goal is to create an environment in Hertfordshire where young people not only understand that it's okay to not be okay, but also feel comfortable and confident discussing their mental health. We want to empower them with the tools to maintain their wellbeing and ensure they know how to access support when needed.
Just Talk’s Mission:
- raise awareness of mental health in an equitable way for boys and girls aged 8 - 24
- raise awareness of self-help techniques and support agencies available to children, young people and parents/carers within Hertfordshire
- increase consistency of mental health language and messages across the mental health system
- reduce the stigma associated with talking about mental health/illness
- equip schools and other agencies with the tools needed to actively promote mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Just Talk is a collaborative programme designed to promote the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people (CYP) in Hertfordshire.
Through co-production with CYP and other partners, Just Talk’s vision is to create a county in which all young people recognise that it’s ok to not be ok, feel comfortable and confident in talking about mental health, have tools for looking after their emotional wellbeing, and know how to access support when it’s needed.
The theme of this year’s Just Talk Week is Back to Basics, making sure that you know what Just Talk is and how it can benefit you.
Looking after yourself and your mental health is important. We all have mental health, whether you’re feeling happy, down, or just not feeling your usual self, there are things you can do to look after your emotional wellbeing. There is also plenty of help available to you if you need further support.
The theme ‘Back to Basics’ is all about making sure that you know what Just Talk is and how it can benefit you. It’s a place you can turn to for advice and self-help tools, that have been created in collaboration with children and young people across Hertfordshire, to help boost your mood. You can also find out about places you can turn to if you need further support and learn more about the incredible services offered by Just Talk partner organisations.
Check out the information on this page to find out more about the Just Talk partnership, along with lots of resources for young people, parents/carers and professionals.
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