Time to talk day is held every first Thursday of February. It is a national campaign that encourage people to talk about mental health.
This year the campaign will be marked amid the Covid 19 Pandemic and many of us are facing challenges far greater than ever experienced. Now more than ever before we need to be kind to ourselves and to each other.
This year Time to Talk day theme is the power of small, a small conversation about mental health has the power to make big difference.
Every conversation about mental health is important because however you have a conversation about mental health, whether it’s a quick text to a friend, a virtual coffee morning with colleagues, or a walk with someone you live with. It has the power to make a big difference.
The more conversations we have about mental health, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness.
Join the campaign on 4 February, let’s start talking
- Download Time to Change’s Conversation starter and Myths and Activities sheet for some ideas to begin the conversation about mental health.
- Share content to help you spread the word to your Network
If you or someone you know is worried about their mental health or is feeling low, contact
- The Samaritans of Waltham Forest on 116 123 to talk to someone about your worries
- Waltham Forest Talking Therapies for support if you are feeling anxious or depressed
- Kooth online counselling service for young people aged 13-24
- Good Thinking for online support with mental health 24/7
Join Time to Change Waltham Forest
Time to Change Waltham Forest is a local network of champions, people with work or lived experience of mental health, who organise a number of events and activities for the general public to encourage meaningful conversations that help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems.
You can get involved with Time to Change by
- Becoming a Time to Change Champion and sharing your experiences at events
- Joining the Hub steering group, which meets every 6 weeks
- Being part of our Champions Action group to plan events and activities
- Attending free training workshops that cover Social Contact and speaking out
- Encouraging employers in the borough to sign the Employers Pledge
- Working with local Youth Health Ambassadors to raise awareness of mental health in schools and colleges across the community
Contact public health to find out more.
Find out more about resources and services in Waltham Forest to help you look after your mental health