Time to talk day 2020 is taking place on Thursday 6 February. Mental Health problems affect many people, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives.
We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to be. We are running #gotaminute across our social media channels to encourage people to check in with their colleagues, friends and family and ask how they are feeling.
We would like to overcome the barriers of talking about mental health and show people some easy ways of starting the conversation. Using the phrase #gotaminute, you can start the conversation with your loved one and find out about their general wellbeing.
We would like to encourage anyone having this conversation to film it and post a message on social media with the hashtag #gotaminute and then challenge someone else to ask someone they know if they have #gotaminute to chat.
As there are lots of different ways for people to check in on someone they know (eg.face to face conversations, texting or simply picking up the phone to call someone) we will share a number of scenarios on our social media including a manager coming in and checking on his team, a child checking on their parent, a text from a mum to her daughter.
So what are we asking you to do?
Getting involved is easy! All you have to do is:
1. Film a conversation with colleagues, families, friends or someone you support asking if they have #gotaminute to talk
2. Post this on your social media channels using the hashtag #gotaminute and #timetotalk.
3. Challenge your friend and family to do the same!
We will be promoting the campaign across three of our key social media channels – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so make sure you look out for the posts tomorrow!
So make sure you check in and take the #timetotalk to someone you know today by asking if they #gotaminute to chat...
More tips about starting a conversation about mental health can be found here: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/time-talk-day/tips-talking-about-mental-health
For more information go to: www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day