Time to Talk Day 7th February 2019: have a conversation about mental health
This year’s Time to Talk Day 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, it is time to get talking.
Mental health problems affect one in four of people – yet we 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.
Download free materials
Whether you’re planning an activity in your school, workplace or community, you can download and print your own materials including postcards, posters and tip cards, to help you get conversations started on Time to Talk Day.
- Get your free materials from the website at www.time-to-change.org.uk/resources
Help planning an activity
From a coffee morning at work, to a stall handing out materials at a local train station, there are lots of activities aimed at getting people talking on Time to Talk Day.
Time To Change have made some handy guides to help everyone plan an activity and get people talking, whether in the community or workplace. Download a Time to Talk Day guide:
- Community Conversation Pack
- Schools Conversation Pack
- Sports Clubs Conversation Pack
- Workplace Conversation Pack
Register a local event
Hundreds of events around the country will be taking place to get people talking about mental health. The online events map is the perfect place to find out what’s going on near you on Time to Talk Day.
- Events can be added to the map so that people nearby can attend as well – find out more at www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/whats-going-on-near-you