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Time to talk about mental health

by Gemma Melling

Time to Talk Day 2017 – which aims to start a conversation about mental health – will take place on Thursday, 2 February.

Throughout the day, we are all being encouraged to talk about mental health, showing that such conversations aren’t difficult. This makes Time to Talk Day the perfect opportunity to get your workplace and your community talking about mental health.

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You can also support Time to Talk by dropping in to a coffee morning at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, on Longview Drive, Huyton, from 10am until 2pm on Thursday, 2 February. A number of partner agencies will be on-hand to talk to, along with information on a range of activities taking place across the borough to help keep your mind and body active.

The campaign aims to challenge any stigma around mental health by encouraging people to talk about it. Mental health affects one in four people every year and nine out of 10 who experience mental health problems say they have faced negative treatment from others.

 

Time to Day Talk Day is run by Time to Change, to help spread the word that you don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health. Time to Change is the UK’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

So whatever you’re doing on Thursday, 2 February, ensure you make the time to talk about mental health.

If you have concerns about your own mental health, or that of a friend or family member, please speak to your GP.

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