Time to Talk Day takes place today and is the UK’s biggest mental health conversation. It’s a day for us to talk and listen to our friends, families, colleagues and communities.
Talking about mental health is not always easy and sometimes it’s difficult to spot when someone is going through a challenging time.
Mind and Rethink Mental Illness have provided conversation tips to help us get talking.
- Ask questions and listen
- Think about the time and place
- Don’t try and fix it
- Treat them the same
- Be patient
Due to the cost of living crisis, more people are experiencing mental health problems for the first time and those who have already had a mental health problem are struggling more. It is important to talk about your worries and concerns, but it is also important to get practical support. Mind has provided information that might be useful.
They have also provided activities you can do with your friends, families and colleagues to help get you talking, including Interactive Bingo and True or False.