Now We’re Talking

The Now We’re Talking partnership brings together local partners across Herefordshire and Worcestershire to raise awareness of mental health support, from tips to maintain good mental health, support if you’re feeling stressed anxious or depressed, to urgent help in a crisis.


The Little Book of Mental Health 

A practical guide for everyday emotional wellbeing:  download The Little Book of Mental Health guide (PDF)


Understanding Mental Health

If you are living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.  Mind has an A-Z which covers a range of mental health problems, what can help and information on other topics related to mental health.  The information can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF


Music for Wellbeing - Music can help you change the way you feel.

From Mozart to Marvin Gaye, and from Metallica to Mongolian voices, here you can listen to playlists to lead you from one state of mind and body to another in the way that you choose. The playlists are created to calm you down, enliven you, or offer self-care and self-management of your mood and feelings. There are also videos with music to offer support for breathing and exercise.

Listen to Playlists




Reading Well

Reading Well is a dedicated collection of books that provides information and support for managing mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults.

Reading Well books are available to borrow from all Worcestershire libraries. Customers can browse the full collection using the online library catalogue. 

Worcestershire Reading Well Online Library


Additional library services – Herefordshire Council

Reading Well Herefordshire


Understanding Equity Language - By Mind

Language and identity are complex. How we describe ourselves is extremely personal – we’ll all be comfortable with different terms. This document outlines language and meaning when working with or talking about those of us who are protected under the Equality Act 2010. It’s not about right or wrong answers but about helping us think more carefully about the language we use. There is also our Communicating about people guide which is designed to be a short practical guide for how you might consider language when writing or speaking about people and covers some of the same topics as this guide.

We’ve called this document ‘understanding equity language’, rather than ‘equality’ because we feel that equity is more accurate in terms of what we’re trying to do as an organisation.

Equity Language.pdf [pdf] 911KB

Additional Resources:

My Recovery - Resource Pack (Editable)

My Learning Journal (Editable)