Updated: Jun 15, 2020
The sun shone down on South London in what would be a historic day in more ways than one. We arrived at Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace early on Easter Sunday. What a turn out it was, truly amazing to see such numbers.
Author: Dave Norris
When I first heard about Walk and Talk MMH, I knew it was something I had to go to. Having suffered from depression, my first step toward recovery started with one conversation. Just one small conversation that saved my life.
Walk and Talk gave me the opportunity to speak about my experiences, and give someone else that first small conversation.
I have to admit I was nervous turning up, but that all soon went away as soon as I realised I was surrounded by people like me, people who love their football, and who genuinely want to help others, or help their own recovery.
I was amazed at how open people were without being preachy. When you realise you are in a safe environment to be vulnerable and honest, you get to have the conversations that you're often too scared to have with even some of the people closest to you.
I've been on a couple of walks now and they're great. Nice relaxed pace, a chance for a couple of pre match pints, and finishing up with 3 points at the end capped off a couple of memorable days.
The world needs more people like Lee and Paul who sacrifice their time to organise these events. I haven't been able to join the last couple but will be straight back to join as soon as I can.
I'd fully recommend to join Walk and Talk. You never know when you need that first small conversation. It might just change your life. It's changed mine.
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