Just talk free drop-in centre
The Old Press Rooms
54, Station Road
Glenda Roberts, who runs the ExploringU Centre for Well-being in Sudbury, launches the first “just talk” session at the end of the month, which is open to all age groups and is free of charge.
Ms Roberts, a leading accredited psychotherapist, said she had to take action following the recent death of her daughter’s friend. Following the recent suicides in our local area, this has prompted us to offer a free drop-in session, once a month.
“Ten years ago my son’s best friend committed suicide aged just 13 and it was devastating for everyone involved. When my daughter’s friend took her own life recently, aged just 18, I just thought, oh no, not again.
I decided I had to do something. In my field of work, I know so many suicides and other conditions such as depression can be avoided or made better if people just talked to someone about their problems. This is why I have decided to launch the free drop-in sessions which will be available to the local community.
We want those people to know we are here for them, we are offering a safe and friendly environment where people of any age or background can just come and talk freely about any issue they may have. There are many people within the community who are feeling alone and unheard and desperately need someone to talk to. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and to have someone they can trust.
There are many people within the community who are feeling alone and unheard and desperately need someone to talk to. I believe everyone has the right to be heard and to have someone they can trust."
The first free drop-in sessions are for anyone who feels unheard, the aim of this campaign, is to help stop suicides.
Our first free drop-in date is: Saturday 26th November 2016 10am to 2pm.
The following sessions are on:
- December Saturday 17th 2016, 10-2pm
- January Saturday 28th 2016, 10-2pm
- February Saturday 25th 2016, 10-2pm
- March Saturday 25th 2016, 10-2pm
- April Saturday 29th 2016, 10-2pm
- May Saturday 27th 2016, 10-2pm
- June Saturday 24th 2016, 10-2pm
- July Saturday 29th 2016, 10-2pm
Trained counsellors and psychotherapists will be available to support those in need.
We want other experienced therapists to support this campaign and offer free just talk sessions in their local area. Please get in touch with us for more information.