It's good to talk!

One of the Five Steps to a Healthy Mind is connecting with other people and although that can be challenging while we under lockdown restrictions it's more important than ever to talk to each other about how we're feeling.

Time to Talk Day 2021 took place on Thursday 4 February with the aim of helping start conversations about mental health and help end the stigma.

The Power of Small

A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.

Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.

The Time to Change website is packed with resources and inspiration to help you get the conversation started including tips like these:

Ask questions and listen: Show you want to know how someone is really doing

Don’t try and fix it: Often just listening is enough

Keep it simple: Chat over a cuppa, send a text or go for a walk

You don’t have to be an expert: Just being there means a lot

A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference

Get all the info you need on mental health awareness in general at Time to Change

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