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Time to Talk Day 2024

1st February is Time to Talk Day, the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. It is an opportunity for us all to have a chat about our mental health.

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. The cost of living crisis and the pressures of every day life can make it harder to look after our mental health.

We know that talking about mental health can be hard, but it’s really important that we do talk about it, to smash the stigmas while supporting others and ourselves.


Tips for talking about mental health

  • Find an appropriate place and time with no distractions – this could be over a coffee, out on a walk, or anywhere that feels comfortable to you
  • Don’t expect too much from the first conversation – talking about mental health can be tough, and it can take time for people to open up
  • Be honest and open about how you feel
  • If someone confides in you, try not to jump in and offer solutions – instead, ask some gentle questions, such as what you could do to help
  • Practice what you want to say in advance of the conversation


Ways you can get involved with Time to Talk Day

  • Have a conversation about mental health – this could be in person, over the phone, or by text, do what feels comfortable for you
  • Post on social media using the hashtag #TimetoTalk
  • Put up posters on a community notice board
  • Host a tea and talk event in your community or at work
  • Check out the Time to Talk Day resource pack


Talking about mental health can change and save lives.

Whatever you’re going through, know that you’re never alone, and that there is always someone to talk to.

Two men talking next to a lake

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1st February 2024

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