Time to Talk Day

Time to Change

It's Time to Talk Day!

Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 3 Feb 2020.

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. It’s the day that friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day was launched in 2014 by Time to Change, a campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination, which was run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Why talking is important

One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Everyone should feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.

That’s why opening up the conversation about mental health problems is so important – by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.

However, you do it, have a conversation about mental health today and everyday.

Talking Tips
What you can do

National campaigns like the long running Time to Change encouraged people living with mental health problems to speak out about mental health issues. This really helped to challenge mental health related stigma, prejudice and discrimination.

TV soaps and entertainment programmes have also encouraged people to talk about their problems. Even members of the Royal Family have talked about grief, bereavement and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thankfully for many people talking about mental health now is much easier than it used to be.