We’re getting behind Time to Talk Day again this year, which takes place on 6 February, with a series of activities which aim to inspire people to talk about mental health.

Time to Talk is the national campaign led by Time to Change which aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness by getting people to talk openly about issues that can affect us all.

We are asking people to pledge their support for the day by taking a photo holding one of our ‘pledge cards or selfie frames‘ and sharing it with us on social media using the Twitter handle @BDCT #BDCTTimeToTalk or posting on our Facebook page @bdct02 in the run up to Time to Talk Day.

We hope by getting as many people sharing online as possible it will encourage people to talk about how they were feeling, whether they are in the local park, cafe, at the barbers, with their local cabbie or on top of a mountain.

Whatever the place, every conversation, every text, every share means more people are reached – choose talk, change lives.

Download materials and resources here for your staff rooms, coffee mornings and general advice on starting a conversation with friends and family.

Visit MyWellbeing College’s ‘Knowledge bank’ for free resources to directly help you deal with common everyday problems. There are resource to help you cope with anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep problems and depression. There are audio guides, printed guides, videos and links to other websites.

Top tips for mental wellbeing

Small changes to our everyday lives can have a positive impact on our wellbeing. See our examples below or visit our Top Tips page.

Conversation starters

Whatever the hour, every conversation, every text, every share means more people are reached. View our examples of how you can start the conversation.

Signs to look out for

Would you know if you needed to get support? Have a look at our signs to look out for.