Time to Talk Day 2024
1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. And the cost of living crisis is only making it harder to look after our mental health – the poorest fifth of the population are twice as likely to develop a mental health problem.
Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.
The more conversations we have, the better life is for everyone. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy and sometimes it’s even harder to say how you really feel. But a conversation has the power to change lives.
Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.
Why talking is important…
It’s important that everyone feels comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
Sometimes when people say they’re “not too bad” it actually means they’re not doing so well.
Mind BLMK’s Luton Campaign
This year, we are seeking barbers across Luton to get involved in the Time to Talk campaign. The day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations about mental health.
Barbers have a unique opportunity to speak 1:1 to their clients. Men often have close relationships with their barbers and have a lot of trust in them, which could lead to them opening up about their true feelings.
Learning what support is available and what to say to someone who’s opening up to you can help save lives. We would provide you with the resources and materials to be able to talk openly with your clients about mental health and knowledge of what free mental health and wellbeing services are available in the area.
If you would like to get involved in our campaign to support mental health and wellbeing in Luton please do get in touch; [email protected] 💙
Posted on: 8th January 2024