'Talk Tuesday' - a small conversation can make a huge difference

Posted on: Friday 12 February 2021

On the back of the successful #TimeToTalk social media campaign which took place on Thursday 4th February, Torfaen Council’s Skills and Employability Team is launching a new ‘Talk Tuesday’ campaign, which looks to encourage local people to get in touch and talk about matters that’s affecting their ambitions to succeed in life.

Talking is a great way to ease stress and reduce anxiety, and connecting with others is one of the proven ways to increase wellbeing.

Starting on Tuesday 16th February, specialist skills and employment officers will be available online and over the phone to discuss your circumstances and offer guidance and further information as to what your next steps could look like.

Each Tuesday will offer up a new theme, with the first one on the 16th February focusing on skills. In the following weeks, Talk Tuesday will focus on issues and opportunities around discussing specific health and wellbeing topics such as gentle exercise, nutrition, sleep patterns, mindfulness to name a few.

To get involved, visit the Torfaen Skills and Employability social media page - https://www.facebook.com/workTorfaen each Tuesday to find out about the

support and opportunities available to you to find employment, progress your career or to help you overcome barriers that's restricting you to move forward with your life. 

To support this campaign, we've also made it as easy as possible for you to make contact by phone, by introducing a new text to talk service. So If you don’t know what to say, or how to start, you can text the word ‘TALK’ to 07812 477565 and a member of the team will call you back.

You can also get in touch by calling 01633 647743 or by emailing employability@torfaen.gov.uk

Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration, Councillor Joanne Gauden, said:

Having a conversation about your work or skills is an important step to making positive changes.

Exploring what support is available and what help is out there is a first step to taking control of your health and work situation.

Let's make a promise to keep in touch, and reach out more often. A little text or a quick chat can make a huge difference’.

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