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New mental health support group to launch in Ilkley

Talk and Thrive: Jimmy Vaughan, Louise Blackwell, Sarah Jane Fortune and Peter Western

Talk and Thrive is a new mental health support group for men starting this month in Ilkley.

The Ilkley group will be run by Jimmy Vaughan and Peter Western and starts on Wednesday, June 16, at the Clarke Foley Centre on Cunliffe Road between 7pm to 8pm.

With groups already in Keighley, Skipton and Cross Hills, Talk and Thrive aims is to get men to talk and to break the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

There is also a women's group based in Keighley run by Louise and Sarah (pictured) and a wellbeing cafe.

The Talk and Thrive team teach mental health students at Keighley College, assist West Yorkshire Police's specialist unit regarding abuse and have a regular Sunday evening show on Drystone Radio.

If you would like to attend one of the meetings or for further information visit Talk and Thrive on social media:


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