This year’s Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 7 February and is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.
Time To Change is a national initiative led by Rethink Mental Illness and MIND:
working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We’ve already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.
Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk.
However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
Whether you’re planning an activity in your school, workplace or community, you can order a free pack of materials, including postcards, posters and tip cards, to help you get conversations started on Time to Talk Day.