Time to talk and break the silence around mental health

Published on: Tuesday, 02-February-2016

Time to Talk Day 2016 will take place on Thursday, 4 February.

Throughout the day, residents are encouraged to talk about mental health, showing that such conversations aren’t difficult.  This makes Time to Talk Day the perfect opportunity to get your community talking about mental health.

For some reason, there is a stigma around mental health and by encouraging people to talk about it will help to break down these barriers.  Mental health affects one in four people every year and nine out of ten who experience mental health problems say they have faced negative treatment from others.

That’s why we are participating in Time to Day Talk, which is run by Time to Change, to help spread the word that you don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health.  Time to Change is the UK’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

So whatever you’re doing on Thursday, 4 February, ensure you make the time to talk about mental health.

Find out more at www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday

If you have concerns about your own mental health, or that of a friend or family member, please speak to your GP.