Founder of blOKes Tom Home recently attended one of Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s ‘Tricky Hub‘ sessions to meet with attendees, discuss the work of blOKes, and talk about his own experiences with mental illness.
Tricky Hubs provide a relaxed, informal space where participants can meet and converse with likeminded individuals who may be experiencing similar challenges with mental ill-health. The sessions also provide individuals with the opportunity to liaise with the Community Trust’s mental health professionals and ask questions or seek guidance in confidence.
Tom Home, Founder of blOKes, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed going along to Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s Tricky Hub at the City Ground. Not only was the session insightful, but it was great to have the opportunity to meet some of the attendees face-to-face and chat about a range of mental health-focussed topics. Community-driven support networks, such as Tricky Hubs, are vital to combatting mental ill-health and illness on a regionalised scale, and the imperative work of Nottingham Forest Community Trust is prime example of how local charities and organisations can be vehicles for enacting positive change.”
Partnering with Nottingham Forest Football Club, Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s ‘Tricky to Talk’ programme aims to encourage fans and members of the local community alike to talk more openly about their thoughts, feelings, and mental health, and to seek the support they need.
For more information about Nottingham Forest Community Trust and its Tricky to Talk programme, please click here.