Time to Talk Day 2024 will take place on Thursday 1 February.
This year's theme is to encourage people to talk about how they really feel. Sometimes it’s easier to tell people we’re ‘fine’ than it is to say how we really feel. By talking about mental health we can bust myths and break down barriers.
On Time to Talk Day we ask everyone in Wales to have a conversation about mental health. The day is a chance for all of us to be more open about our mental health and talk about how we really feel. It is also 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.
Time to Talk Day is a four-nation campaign which happens every year in the UK. Time to Talk Day is run by See Me, with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in Scotland, by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, Inspire and Change Your Mind in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales.
In Wales, Time to Talk Day is run by Time to Change Wales, Adferiad and Mind Cymru, and in partnership with the Co-op. The Time to Change Wales campaign is funded by the Welsh Government.
Why talking is 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.
Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.
Text a friend, chat to a colleague,raise awareness in your community or share something on social media using #TimeToTalk.
Let’s talk about mental health.