Today is Time to Talk Day, organised and run by Time to Change:
The aim is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health.
By joining together on one day, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult. – Time to Change
This is a great opportunity for you to talk to someone you know about their mental health. If you do, you will be joining tens of thousands of other individuals and hundreds of organisations who will also be speaking out about mental health.
Time to Change want to encourage everyone today to have a conversation about Mental Health and log this conversation on their map here.
You can be involved today in many different ways just check out the Time to Change website for more information: www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday.
You could have a conversation that is as simple as asking someone how they are feeling today, spreading the message about Time to Change and their campaign or sharing an interesting fact about mental health.
Many people don’t realise that mental health problems are as common as they are. By starting these simple conversations in everyday life we can show that there’s no need to be afraid of talking about mental health and it doesn’t need to be as hard as a lot of people think. – Time to Change
If during a conversation you feel that you or someone you know needs support with their mental health, the Time to Change website lists some support services here.
If you’re aged under 25 you can also get support from the free confidential helpline Get Connected. They are a great organisation that offers free help and advice to anyone under 25 about any issue including mental health.