Oakwell (Indoor Academy Centre) Grove St, S71 1ET

Who we are

Let's talk about mental health! An opportunity to meet, weekly to socialise with a chance to talk in a safe environment. Opening Up Saves lives. Central area. This venue is part of the Barnsley Safe Places Scheme.

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Team Talk is designed to support the mental wellbeing of men in Barnsley and the surrounding areas by getting them talking and socialising with others in a safe environment.

Team Talk is aimed at improving the mental health of men in Barnsley. It is a low-level mental health initiative where men can meet, open up, take some time out and talk about issues in a relaxed, supportive environment. It offers a combined approach to suicide prevention drawing together social activities and peer support in a football setting. Team Talk will enable local men to:

  • Build new relationships with others facing similar challenges 
  • Share experiences, tips and coping mechanisms
  • Access and offer peer support
  • Realise they are not alone and support is available   
  • Take a break from their day to day lives

Our sessions are delivered at Oakwell on a Wednesday evening 6pm -7:30pm, where participants have the opportunity to socialise and take part in activities such as Pool, Darts, Table Tennis and exercise.

To register your interest, please complete our sign up form on our webpage and book tickets.

Barnsley Safe Places

Barnsley Safe Places welcomes anyone over the age of 16 to join as a member. Anyone can feel unsafe or unsure whilst out and about if something goes wrong. The venues available in Barnsley have been trained to be welcoming and helpful to anyone and everyone. There are a variety of venues such as libraries and cafes so you can find a quiet place by yourself or get help.
For more information about this venue, please visit

Opening Times

Weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 6pm - 7.30pm.  Please book in

Contact Details

Contact name: Sean Margison

Email address:

Phone number: 01226 211333

Mobile number:


Address details:

Oakwell (Indoor Academy Centre) Grove St, S71 1ET

Other Details

Cost: FREE

Published: 04 May 2021