Thursday, 5 February 2015

Time to talk day

Today is “Time To Talk Day” – aiming to remove the stigma and discrimination around mental illness.

From the Time For Change website:

Having a mental health problem is hard enough, but sometimes the isolation and stigma can make it even worse.  But we can all help to break the silence. Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult and can make a big difference. That’s why we’re asking you to take just 5 minutes on the 5th to have a conversation about mental health.
There are lots of ways you can make your 5 minutes count, whether it be at work, at school, online, in the community or with friends and family. We have lots of resources to support what you’re doing. Decide where you'll be having your conversation and download our materials to use on the day. We’ll have an interactive counter available on the 5th for you to come back and log your 5 minute activity.We’re aiming to reach at least 24 hours’ worth of conversation, but we think we can do a lot more!

The idea is that people take 5 minutes at sometime through the day to have a conversation about mental health.

There’s lots of ideas, resources here – why not spend just 5 minutes talking about mental health – you might be surprised what you discover.

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