TIME 2 TALK
Exercise: A Tool for Mental Health
We've all lost someone we know and care about to suicide.
Friends, family and acquaintances who seemed fine on the outside but who were battling their own demons in silence.
In the fitness industry this is something we don't naturally talk about.
At TIME 2 TALK seminar we want to address this head on, with speakers from all areas of the fitness industry giving their insight and knowledge so we can all lead more mentally healthy lives.
Where this all started - Lorraine Denman
Time 2 Talk was conceived following my interview with Time 4 Nutrition in 2019. I talked candidly about the suicide of my daughter Ellie Soutter and how it has touched every part of my life, but mostly it highlighted the fragility of mental health and how difficult it is to talk about without feeling weak and judged.
Exercise has always been a tool that I have used to cope with my anxieties and trauma on a personal level...it never occurred to me that everyone else was doing the same but not talking about it. Then COVID hit full force and it became even more apparent that exercise helps and supports mental health This was a FACT - exercise really does help people cope on a day to day basis ,I am living proof along with many others.
Me and an incredible team of like minded people who are professionals, gym owners, personal trainers, athletes and friends are willing to give their time and share their knowledge to help others to achieve better mental fitness by giving our knowledge, experience and a chance to share and talk.
Don't judge a book by its cover. We may look strong on the outside but there is always the inside to take care of too.
Ex footballer, UEFA coach , fitness & business entrepreneur and author
My journey from being in professional sporting environment, to injuries causing trauma both physical and mental hardship of both injuries and dyslexia and how exercise helped to create my new mindset and help me set me on a new path and inspired me to achieve new life aspirations and achieve my goals.
IFBB Pro League Judge, Owner Crayford Weights and Fitness
As a gym owner, training mentor and judge I have first hand experience of losing someone who was suffering with their mental health. Men have been taught that sharing your feelings and problems is a sign of weakness, but sometimes not sharing them can the ultimate downfall. It's time to talk.
IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Owner Olympian Gym, Psychiatric Nurse
My background as a mental health professional informs my personal mission to improve the quality of life for everyone who walks into Olympiam Gym. I give people the knowledge, tools and encouragement to help them improve their own wellbeing and lifestyle.
This event supports Papyrus Charity
About PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
We run HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 a freephone confidential helpline staffed by trained professionals providing advice, support & information to anyone who is feeling suicidal, or concerned that a young person they know may be at risk
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide Registered charity number 1070896
Please give generously
How to find us
Crayford Weights and Fitness
Cower Park Road
Crayford Retail Park