Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 3rd February 2022 and is the UK’s largest conversation about mental health and wellbeing. Run by Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and the Co-op, the day is about creating supportive communities through having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about mental health.
“It’s hard enough to experience mental health problems, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surrounds them. That’s why we want to end mental health discrimination.”
Rethink Mental Illness
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s someone in every family, workplace and friendship circle. Across the UK, it is 14 million people or 20% of the population. Time to Talk Day aims to make everyone feel comfortable with talking about mental health, whenever and however they wish to. Research shows just how important open conversations up and down the country are in order to reduce the stigma around struggling with mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. The Co-op is even aiming to raise £8 million which will go towards funding vital services in more deprived areas to ensure they receive the well-being help and support they need.