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Time to Talk Day

Thursday 1 February 2018

It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day - 1st February 2018 - is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Wherever you are – at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! – have your conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

If you are planning a workplace event, take a look at our communications pack for employers.

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There’s no right or wrong way to get involved – every conversation about mental health helps to make it a normal subject for people to talk about.

Too often, it’s left to people with mental health problems to talk about mental health. It’s treated as a taboo subject – something to only be spoken about in quiet corners. But mental health affects us all, and everyone should feel able to talk about it.

That’s why, for Time to Talk Day 2018, we want to spread the word that wherever you are, any place can be the right space to talk about mental health.

What are other people planning?

Cumbria is a local Time to Change hub and there's lots going on around the county!

Would you like to mark the day in your workplace or organisation?

Need inspiration? We asked some of our supporters what they were planning, and here's what they said:

  • “A craft and chat evening at my house for my friends”
  • “Talking to people about mental health at the garden where I volunteer”
  • “Running a stand in our local railway station that day speaking to commuters and travellers”
  • “An event at our local youth centre”
  • “Holding a quiz at our café to bust myths”
  • “Setting up a stand in the reception at work”
  • “Inviting my new mummy friends round with their little ones to talk about mental health in general and support each other”
  • “I’ll be doing a Youtube video talking about the day and the importance of mental health discussion”
  • “I’m going to talk to my housemates”

For more inspiration click here!

Or get in touch with Time to Change Cumbria:

Caroline Robinson, Hub Coordinator

caroline.robinson@cemind.org

01228 543354

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