A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.
We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.
Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.
We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.
Start a conversation.
On average, us humans have roughly 27 conversations per day. Why not make one of those about mental health with a friend or loved one? It may not be much to you, but to others it could be the catalyst they need to discuss their feelings, or reach out for further help.
Why not try these bingo cards, created by the 'time to change' charity, to help you start one of these conversations? Find an example below, and download your own which you can virtually check-off too!
Tips for talking:
You may not quite be ready to talk about mental health yet — that's understandable. It's a worrying subject. Why not take a look at time to change's website, where you can find their tips for talking about mental health. Thank you for taking time to help get clued up, and help start a conversation!
There are other (virtual) events, and ways you can help engage your community to openly discuss mental health at the time to talk day website. Please find these links below. Thank you for helping to start a really important discussion.
Find further resources for supporting time to talk day, or for other organisations that can help yourself or others if it's tough at the moment. Remember, we're all here for you.
Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline | www.nhs.uk
Speak to your GP or find local mental health services | www.nhs.uk
NHS: Every Mind Matters | www.nhs.uk
The Samaritans | 116 123 | www.samaritans.org.uk
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