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Time to talk day

2 February 2023 is Time to Talk day. Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to talk day

Time to Talk Day is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in partnership with Co-op. The campaign runs UK wide, with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)  and See Me in Scotland, Inspire and Change Your Mind in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales.

Why is it important to talk

One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Being open and honest helps to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Tips and advice

Here are some top tips for getting started:

  1. Ask questions and listen
  2. Think about the time and place
  3. Don’t try and fix it
  4. Treat them the same
  5. Be patient

If you are not talking, there are other ways you can help someone who is struggling

  • Find things in your community to get involved in together
  • Sending a text to let them know you’re thinking of them
  • Offering to help with day-to-day tasks


Struggling to get started?

We know that opening up isn’t always easy. Please see some resources from that may help you start that conversation.

Conversation Starter

Time to Talk Bingo

For further resources on all things Mental Health:

Visit our Mental Health Support webpage here

However you do it, have a conversation about mental health today.



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