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Thursday 3 February 2022

The nation’s biggest mental health conversation is here, no matter where you are there are lots of ways to take part.

Prince Harry:

The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realise that actually you’re part of quite a big club.

Join Mind in Bradford and take part in the day by downloading a free conversation starter pack to help you talk about mental health in your community.

Keep scrolling for a host of ideas about how you can get involved, from organising an event in your local library or hosting a lunch and learn session to sharing information on social media or texting a friend.

However you do it, have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

Free resources for you

Check out this free downloadable pack of resources to help you promote Time to Talk day, including:

  • Posters and flyers
  • Interactive bingo
  • Conversation starters
  • Teams/Zoom background
  • Email signatures
  • Postcards
  • Social media tiles
  • Bunting and more!

FREE resources

How you can take part

  • 10am-4pm on #TimeToTalk Day: join us in the Broadway shopping centre in Bradford to speak to our amazing volunteers and pick up a cake from our stand
  • At 11am you can head to Bread + Roses in Bradford for a cup of tea, pom pom making and chat, see here
  • At Mind in Bradford HQ: we’ll be down-tooling at 11am for a brew and a chat – why not organise something similar at your work-place, whether in-person or virtually?
  • If you’re struggling with your mental health or need advice about someone you know you can speak to our dedicated Guide-Line team

     by calling 08001 884 884 any day of the year, 12pm-12am. You can also chat to us online 3pm-8pm here

  • Tag us @mindinbradford on social media and use #TimeToTalk to spread awareness.

Download promotional pack

Why is talking about mental health so important?

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Everyone should feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma and helps to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about our mental health.

That’s why opening up the conversation about mental health problems is so important – by talking about it, we can support ourselves and others.

Check out the podcasts and videos below.

WEBINAR - Stop the Stigma: Why it's important to talk about Mental Health | Heather Sarkis | TEDxGainesville

VIDEO - Talking about Mental Health for Children and Young Adults | Anna Freud NCCF

PODCAST - Happy Place with Gary Barlow

PODCAST - Conversations of Inspiration with Nadiya Hussain

PODCAST - Behind Closed Doors with Colin Grist

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