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Six simple things you can do this Time To Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives. 

On Thursday 2 February, we’re asking you to make space in your day for a conversation about mental health. 

Here’s how you can get involved: 

1) Ask someone ‘how are you’ twice, and listen to their answer 

Many people experience a mental health problem, so if someone says they’re fine, they might not be. A second ‘how are you?’ can make all the difference. 

2) Create a picture/cartoon about mental health and share it 

Many people use art and illustration as a way of expressing their own experience of mental health. Why not try it and share it with someone or on social media?  

3) Meet us at the Broadway in Bradford 

Talk to our friendly volunteers who’ll be based at The Broadway shopping centre in Bradford city centre from 10am until 4pm. Find out about our mental health services where talking is an important part of wellbeing and recovery. You can also find out how you can get involved with your local mental health charity. 

Go a step further and organise an activity: 

4) Talk about mental health with a friend over coffee 

Talking about mental health while doing an activity may feel less pressured, like going for a walk or for a coffee. Drop a text to a friend you haven’t heard from recently and set something up. 

5) Run a mental health myth-busting quiz 

Get people thinking and talking about mental health problems by running a quiz at your organisation, school or community group. 

Here’s a true or false quiz you could use: 

True or False Game

6) Organise a Tea and Talk event  

Set-up a Tea and Talk event on Time to Talk Day. A perfect opportunity to get to know people in your organisation and encourage conversations about mental health.  

Here is an editable poster template: 

Editable Poster

If you’re struggling, we’re here for you. We support anyone of any age who lives in the Bradford District and Craven, every day of the year. If you’re not sure where to start, contact our free Guide-Line helpline available everyday from 8am until midnight on 08001 884 884 or via live chat. Our friendly team can offer advice and let you know which services might be right for you.

If you need urgent help with your mental health our Crisis Support Workers can support you in our Safe Spaces service, call First Response on 0800 952 1181 or Guide-Line on 08001 884 884 and ask to be referred to Safe Spaces.

Posted on: 25th January 2023

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