Time to Talk Day
On Time to Talk Day we ask everyone in Wales to have a conversation about mental health.
On Time to Talk Day we ask everyone in Wales to have a conversation about mental health. Time to Talk Day will next take place on Thursday 3 February 2022. As we approach two years since the start of the pandemic, it’s never been more important to talk about our mental health. The last two years have affected us all and we know that talking about it can help us feel less alone, more able to cope and encouraged to seek support if we need to.
Time to Talk Day 2022 is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in Scotland by See Me, with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), by Inspire and Change Your Mind in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales. For the first time ever this year the Co-op are also a partner.
The day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health, by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
This year we aim to support communities up and down the country to have more mental health conversations than ever before.
We know that conversations about mental health have the power to change lives. Our recent 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.
Why’s talking important
Mental health problems are more common than most people realise - affecting one in four of us. Yet people are still afraid to talk about mental health, making some people feel ashamed or isolated.
We want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like.
Talking about mental health reduces stigma helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
That’s why opening up the conversation about mental health problems is so important – by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
However you do it, have a conversation about mental health.
It's a great day for communities, workplaces, schools, or anyone to get together and have a chat. Let's start talking and together we will end mental health stigma. Start by using the hashtag #TimeToTalk.
You can do something right now to help end mental health stigma and discrimination in Wales! Sign the pledge, help us…Find out more
You can help us create a society where mental health problems are not hidden in shame and secrecy.Find out more
We've got lots of resources to help you start a conversation this Time to Talk Day!Find out more