On Thursday 3 February 2022, 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!
Fighting mental health stigma and discrimination is another big part of our mission as a charity and as a partner of the Time to Change Surrey campaign so we want to make this day meaningful!
To mark the day and get Surrey talking about what’s on their minds, we’ll be doing the following:
Sharing social media content
- We’ll share tips about HOW to start mental health conversations, either to open up about how you’re feeling or to invite someone else to open up
- We’ll share blogs, poems written by our Creative Writing Groups and posters about having mental health conversations, which we’d love you to share on your social media accounts so we can have as much impact as possible.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Organising activities to get people talking – all on 3 February:
- Coffee Morning at 10.30-11.30am with Angie will be focusing on ways to start a mental health conversation and how to listen better when people do open up.
- “Walk and Talk” in Epsom, 11am-12pm from the Beefeater in Tattenham Corner. Walkers will be invited to talk to others about how they’re feeling (not just small talk!).
- “Extended Walk and Talk”, in Walton, 1pm-2.30pm from Wilde Brunch Café by Walton Bridge carpark. Walkers will be invited to talk to others about how they are feeling (not just small talk!).
- Stress Matters, 4pm-5pm on Zoom with Angie. Participants will be invited to reflect on effective communication and look at the following:
– How to increase your ability to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
– Improve how we send and receive messages, listen with both ears!
– Recognise characteristics of helpful and unhelpful body language
To find out about how you can take part in the day’s event, please visit the Time to Talk website.