To support Time to Talk Day on 3 February 2022, our Creative Writing Group led by Michele has come up with a series of wonderful and heartfelt pieces discussing mental health.
This second piece is a poem called “How to start a mental health conversation” written by Sasha.
“It can start with just a cup of tea
A simple smile, so I know you really see me
Offering a gentle touch, allowing me to be sad
Being patient and non-judgmental when I’m angry or mad
Listening, so I truly can be heard
Speaking with empathy, so I can take in your word
Just being here honestly, discovering a kinder way
So I can be there for you too, one day.”
Want to celebrate Time to Talk Day with us?
Visit our Time to Talk Day page to hear about our plans for the day or visit our blogs section to read our Time to Talk Day blog and other pieces written by our Creative Writing Group.