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Talk Community Newsletter April 18th

Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week is an annual campaign to encourage people to take action on dementia. This year, Dementia Action Week will take place between 13 – 19 May.

Visit the Talk Community Directory website to read about some of the events taking place throughout the week.

Beyond Dementia Action Week, The Courtyard are hosting three Dementia Friends information sessions, with the aim of bringing people together, whether they are directly affected by dementia or not. You can find out more about these sessions below, in the ‘What’s New’ section of the newsletter.

If you are planning an event for Dementia Action Week, we would love to hear from you so we can add your event to our ‘What’s on Calendar.

Herefordshire Mind free peer support groups

Herefordshire Mind are holding a series of new peer support groups for over 18’s. The groups will take place throughout April and May, at Heffernan House in Hereford. There’s something for everyone so you can take your pick and all of the sessions are free to attend (sounds good). Choose from a Mindfulness course (Wednesdays) to crafting (Fridays) or drop in for a cuppa and a chat, or to play a board game (Mondays). Booking is essential, please register your interest by emailing

Halo’s big open day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27th, as Halo gears up to host an unforgettable Open Day across all their Herefordshire locations!

There will be plenty of fun, family activities, including interactive games and face painting. You can test your strength whilst competing against friends and family in exhilarating gym challenges. Or, just relax with some food and drink, and enjoy some good company! Exclusive discounts and special offers will also be available throughout the day.

It will be completely free to attend and the list of activities is extensive, so to find out more about what’s on and where, click here to visit the Halo website.

Suicide prevention support for British Sign Language Users

A new partnership between Papyrus and Sign Solutions will enable British Sign Language (BSL) users to access suicide prevention and mental health support on HOPELINE247. The InterpretersLive! Service gives users the option to contact Papyrus suicide prevention helpline using a BSL video interpreter. The service is available 7 days a week between 8am-8pm and can be accessed via the Papyrus website.

For further information, visit the Papyrus website. For more information on suicide prevention in Herefordshire, visit the Talk Community Directory website

HVOSS drop in sessions

Are you part of the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Community? Would you like support with funding or volunteering advice? Join us at the Funding and Volunteering Advice drop-in!

In collaboration with HVOSS, we can provide you with useful information and support on the day, to help benefit you and your organisation. There is even the opportunity for us to follow up with more detail, and work with you afterwards.

The event will be taking place at the Revive Community Cafe, Hereford, HR4 9TL, on Thursday 25th April, 10am - 12 noon.

For more information, contact:



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