Time to Talk Day 2022 is on Thursday 3rd February. It recognises that we all have mental health and that by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
The day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in partnership with Co-op. The campaign runs UK wide, with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and See Me in Scotland, Inspire and Change Your Mind in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales.
The power of community
At Make A Difference Media, we’re seeing increasing interest from employers in what they can do to support the mental health and wellbeing of wider communities, as well as their own communities of employees. So, it’s great to see that this year Time to Talk aims to support communities up and down the country to have more mental health conversations than ever before.
Time to Talk recognises that conversations about mental health have the power to change lives. Their own research shows how important open conversations in communities are to support everyone’s mental wellbeing.
Co-op are raising £8m for Mind, SAMH and Inspire to bring communities together to improve mental wellbeing. Along with delivering Time to Talk Day 2022, these vital funds are providing new services in over 50 local communities across the UK to support people’s mental wellbeing.
Time to Talk Day was launched in 2014 by Time to Change, a campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination, which was run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
To help employers and individuals get conversations about mental health and wellbeing started – not only on Time to Talk Day – but also right across the year, you can find free to access useful resources and tips here.