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07 February 2019

Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day is a global day of conversation, which aims to promote the message that “conversations change lives” and to encourage us all to be more open and honest as well as helping others to speak up about their mental health.

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 of us, yet there is often a reluctance to talk about it.

Having conversations about mental health an break down barriers, break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and help to take the stigma out of something which affects us all.

Stu Bramford, Project Manager for our Palmwood Court Mental Health Care Home in Nottingham, comments: “Never underestimate the power of conversation. I can speak from personal experience that simply being there for someone can literally save a life. Asking a colleague for a cuppa and a chat might not be quite so dramatic, but simply lending an ear can really make all the difference to that person’s day. We can all get caught up in our work, but if you don’t look after yourself, there really is no one else who can do what you do best, better than you.”

Take a look at the Time to Change website for more on how you can get involved in this year’s campaign. 

Want to get involved on social media?

Follow the Time to Change campaign on one of the channels below and get involved in the conversation using the #timetotalk hashtag – don’t forget to take a look at the Time to Talk resource page if you’re looking for handy posters to share with colleagues or friends.