We’re getting behind Time to Talk Day again this year, which takes place on 4 February, with a series of activities that 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 sharing their top tips on social media, changing their Microsoft Teams or Zoom backgrounds to our #BDCTTimeToTalk one, having a virtual coffee and chat together, and sharing it with us on social media using the Twitter handle @BDCFT #BDCTTimeToTalk and #KeepHope, or posting on our Facebook page @bdct02 in the run-up to, and on, 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 it’s over a virtual cuppa with a friend, on a walk in the local park with someone from their support bubble, or with their local cabbie.
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 virtual coffee mornings, work areas 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 resources 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.
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.