On Thursday 2 February 2023, the nation will be celebrating Time to Talk Day, a day about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health, so by talking about it we can support ourselves and others!
Mental health information drop-ins
Fighting mental health stigma and discrimination is another big part of our mission as a charity. This is why we’ll be joining forces with End Stigma Surrey (the anti-stigma and discrimination campaign we’re part of) who will be hosting three drop-in Time to Talk events on 2 Feb:
- 10am – 12pm at St Saviour’s Sunbury, Vicarage Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7TP
- 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Stanwell Events, Stanwell Food bank, The Pavilion, Cambria Gardens, Stanwell, Staines TW19 7ER
- 4.30pm – 6.30pm at Learning Centre, Epsom Library, The Ebbisham Centre, 6 The Derby Square, Epsom KT19 8AG
You can expect:
- FREE refreshments
- To meet people with lived experience of mental health challenges called “Mental Health Champions“
- To find out more about local services and support in your local community including Mary Frances Trust, Safe Haven and Community Connections.
No need to book, just show up!
Walks & Talks
You can also join our free Walks and Talks:
- On Thursday 2 Feb, 11am-12pm in Epsom Downs. Meet outside the Beefeater at Tattenham Corner just before 11am. This walk is open to all (not just our clients) so feel free to spread the word!
- On Thursday 2 Feb ,1pm-2pm, in Walton-on-Thames and along the river Thames. Meet by the Wilde Brunch Café just before 1pm. This walk is reserved to clients of MFT.
- On Saturday 4 Feb, 11am-12pm, Leatherhead. Meet outside Leatherhead Theatre, followed by coffee afterwards. Well-behaved dogs on a lead welcome! This walk is reserved to clients of MFT.
If you’d rather stay indoors, you can also join our Online Coffee Morning with Angie at 10.30-11.30am and meet our lovely community!
On the day, we’ll also be sharing content on social media using the following hashtag: #timetotalksurrey and would love it if you could use the same hashtag to create more of a buzz! You can all play a part in making mental health more visible and more
To find out about how you can take part in the day’s event, please visit the Time to Talk website.