The first ‘Dark Coffee Morning’ took place on Facebook and Instagram Live, on Monday 23rd March, the first official day of lockdown in the UK. Aiming to be a conscious stream of thought covering a multitude of topics, Dark Coffee Mornings have adapted each day along with the situation.
This episode is a podcast version of the fourth ‘Dark Coffee Morning,’ on Thursday 26th March.
Discussed over the course of the Dark Coffee Morning:
- The difficulties of social/physical distancing
- Missing specific physical cues such as eye-contact and how odd it is trying to adapt to cues you’d usually have with others
- Personal enquiry in terms of figuring out what it is you do miss and value
- Discussion around a study of those over the age of 100 and the role of incidental conversations in reaching that age
- Mental health services and opening conversations around mental health, authentic communication
- Outlets such as music, singing and communication over technology
Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that starts engaging and approachable conversations around mental health.
Join wellbeing advocate Alice Lyons as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.
Dark Coffee aims to create a safe space to explore dark topics with curiosity, compassion and courage to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of connection.
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Suicide and Emotional Support Organisations – UK
Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and emotional support. Free helpline available round the clock. Text – 116123. Call – 08457 909090 Email – email@example.com. Website – www.samaritans.org
Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health issue. 0300 123 3393 Website – Mind.org.uk
Saneline: Practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental health concerns. Helpline: 0845 767 8000, open daily from 6pm – 11pm