Time to Talk Day 2023
Make space for a conversation about mental health!
It’s ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 2nd February 2023: a chance for us all to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
We want to create a society where everyone feels comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. If people feel able to do that, that’s great. Unfortunately, many people still don’t feel comfortable talking openly. Many fear judgment from others. By asking everyone to talk about mental health at a shared moment in time, whether you have a mental health problem or not, we hope people will discover a positive experience that they’ll continue whenever they want to.
Come and join us
This year, we’ll be heading to the new Natwest Hub in Centre MK to showcase our services and start those really important conversations with members of the public. This is an incredible venue for our pop-up space and we are so excited to meet, Ciara Labrum, the Events Manager, and her wonderful team.
We hope you’ll stop by and chat with our trained mental health specialists. Let’s all get talking about mental health and really help to change lives.
Location: NatWest Hub , 164-166 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BA
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
There are so many reasons why Time to Talk Day is vital. Here are just a few:
- Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem
- Talking helps to create supportive communities which can empower us to seek help when we need it
- By opening up the conversation about mental health, we can support both ourselves and others
Like physical health, mental health can get better, and it can get worse. Look after it by connecting with people, keeping active, taking notice of things around you, learning new things, and giving to others.
How to get involved:
You don’t have to host a huge event to get the conversation going on Time to Talk Day. Remember, every conversation matters. You could:
- Check-in with a friend
- Pop our posters on your community notice boards
- Host a coffee and chat in your community centre
- Put some posters up in school
- Run a lunch and learn in the office
- Simply text a mate
There are lots of support and resources online to help you get those conversations going. From Posters, postcards, social media tiles, bunting, activity ideas and lots more.
We know that talking about mental health can feel difficult or scary. But many people with lived experience of mental health problems have told us that a small gesture or conversation made a big difference in helping them open up and get support. This may not be the case for everyone. But by showing that a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be daunting, we can encourage more people to open up to the topic. And be there to support their friends, family, or colleagues if they’re struggling.
Learn more about how you can get involved with Time to Talk Day below, and at timetotalkday.co.uk
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Posted on: 29th January 2023