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Time to Talk Day – Thursday 3 February 2022

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Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation aiming to get everyone talking about mental health. Taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022, it’s a day when families, friends, and communities come together to talk, listen, and make a difference.

Due to the pandemic, more people are struggling with their mental health than ever before, which is why talking about mental health is even more important. You could make a big difference to someone’s life just by starting a conversation about mental health. 

Why is Time to Talk day important?

Time to Talk Day is about having conversations about mental health because:

  • one in four of us struggles with our mental health every year
  • the more we talk about mental health, the more confident we start to feel about opening up
  • Time to Talk Day aims to create a supportive environment where we can openly talk about mental health
  • Time to Talk Day helps people find the right support for anyone struggling with mental health.

How to get involved on Time to Talk Day?

Learn about ‘mental health and wellbeing’. Our customers can find out about mental health and wellbeing through a series of short online learning activities. This includes:

  • Mental Health - Why Mental Health matters 
  • Mental Health - Guided breathing exercise
  • Mental Health - Selfcare booklet
  • Mental Health - Where to get help
  • Mental Health Awareness Toolkit

If you’re interested and want free access to the online learning, please email wellbeingmatters@placesforpeople.co.uk

Here are other things you can do on Time to Talk Day: 

  • Send a text message to someone you know asking them how they are doing. 
  • Chat about mental health and feelings whilst doing normal activities - It’s important that these conversations happen at times and in places that feel natural.
  • Get involved on social media – raise awareness of mental health using the hashtag #TimeToTalk, join conversations and follow the activity.
  • If you or someone you know would benefit from a regular befriending call, please email wellbeingmatters@placesforpeople.co.uk

However you do it, have a conversation about mental health with your family or friends on Thursday 3 February.

Mental health support 

If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health, ask for help. For more information on organisations specialising in providing mental health support, please click here. You can also email our wellbeing coordinator at wellbeingmatters@placesforpeople.co.uk for help accessing local support groups.

We have also launched a range of projects that offer employment support, digital training and wellbeing. For more information about the projects in your area, please visit our community projects page.

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