Time to Talk Day is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in partnership with Co-op. The day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health and by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
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.
Sometimes it’s easier to tell people we’re ‘fine’ than it is to say how we really feel.
Recent research shows how important open conversations in communities are to support everyone’s mental wellbeing. 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.
Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health. Drop in and have a cuppa on us, and the opportunity for an informal chat with others, and our qualified Mental Health First Aiders will be on hand too. No need to book!