Talk to a Friend this Time to Talk Day
We’re all happy to chat about our dodgy knees, the nasty cold going round, sore backs and diabetes. Chatting about our mental health should be as accepted as these other everyday illnesses.
For anyone who has experienced a mental health problem, talking to someone whether that’s a relative, a friend, a GP or a professional counsellor, will have been the start of their recovery.
Time to Change is a national movement of people working together to change how we all think and act about mental health problems. Every year, Time to Talk Day is organised to encourage the nation to talk about mental health and help make it as normal a conversation topic as that dodgy knee.
This year, Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 6 February and the local Time to Change Champions will be out and about talking to people about their own mental health experiences, helping people see that there is nothing to be worried about by opening up or by stopping and listening to someone who needs to talk.
It’s OK to not be OK, as long as you tell someone and find the right help and support for you.
Find out about Time to Change Bucks here and about Time to Talk Day here.