Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
Wherever you are – at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! – have your conversation about mental health today.
It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us.
Talking about mental health doesn't need to be awkward
We know talking about mental health is not always easy. But starting a conversation doesn’t have to be awkward, and being there for someone can make a huge difference.
There is no right way to talk about mental health. There is no right place either. You can talk about mental health anywhere - at home, at work or up a mountain! The main thing to consider is that the conversation is safe and discreet.
However, if you’re not sure how to get a conversation started, there are plenty of different ideas you could try. Whether you would like to open up to others about your own mental illness or support someone you know, here are just a few tips.
1. Start small
2. Find a good time & place
3. Ask questions (gently!)
4. Be open
5. Treat them the same