Having a mental health problem is hard enough, but sometimes the isolation and stigma can make it even worse. But we can all help to break the silence. Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult and can make a big difference. That’s why we’re asking you to take just 5 minutes to have a conversation about mental health.
There are lots of ways you can make your 5 minutes count, whether it be at work, at school, online, in the community or with friends and family. We have lots of suggestions and materials to support what you’re doing. We’re encouraging people to use our event page to log what they are doing for Time to Talk Day and the conversations they are having. We’re aiming to reach at least 24 hours worth of conversation, but we think we can do a lot more!
Take 5 minutes to talk:
- Chat with someone. Why not have a cup of tea with a colleague or a friend?
- Turn an everyday situation into a conversation using the TTCW top tips cards.
- Make that call, that text, that cuppa. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference.
- Download the TTCW resources and hand out to those around you, these include, postcards, a conversation starter and posters.
- Watch one of our films during a TV ad break or before your own movie night.
- Speak about wellbeing in a group. Use our conversation starters to start the conversation in a team meeting or tea and talk hour.
- Talk mental health in your organisation display our posters around the office. If you have a staff newsletter or intranet tell people about Time to Talk Day in there.
- Let people know you’re part of the campaign and encourage others to get involved.
- Spread the word. Share our posts and graphics on Facebook and Twitter. Create your own!
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