Time To Talk Day (1st February)
Mental Health is a very important topic that needs to be spoken about more often!
Time To Talk Day will be taking place on the 1st of February 2018 and we want to do our bit to help lessen the stigma surrounding mental health and help people to see that they are not alone and that it is okay to talk about mental health no matter where you are.
What Is Time To Talk Day?
Time To Talk Day was created by the amazing charity; Time To Change. They aim to change the way that people think and act when it comes to mental health. In order to do this, they need people to talk about their mental health conditions and their experiences with one another so that people can see what it is like to have a mental health condition and increase their general understanding as to what mental health is and why it is so important.
Many people all over the world are sharing their stories across social media, not for 'attention' but to raise awareness. By sharing their stories other sufferers can see that they are not alone and that it is okay to talk, it also shows others just how important mental health really is and why it needs to be spoken about more.
Time To Change work with various workplaces, schools and communities in order to raise awareness and understanding and also talk about the different kinds of help that are available to those who are suffering from a mental health condition. As well as working with different people, they also offer a great collection of free resources such as posters, flyers and logos for people who are wanting to take part in any fundraising activities for the charity. On top of the free resources, there are also lots of reports, facts, figures and statistics for people to read in order to increase their understanding. It is important that people take the time to try and understand mental health conditions as they are just as important as physical health conditions. Just because we cannot see something does not mean that it is not there... you cannot see broken bones from the outside, but that does not mean that the person is not suffering.
What Are We Doing For Time To Talk Day?
Time To Talk Day conveniently falls on our next Twitter Talk date! So we want to hear your mental health stories and experiences, these will be shared within a blog post later in the evening (with permission from the writers of course), we also offer the chance to share your story anonymously over on our submit page!
As well as listening to your stories, we also want to talk about the different coping strategies that people use on a daily basis when battling with a mental health condition. We also want to talk about the troubles and discrimination that people with mental health conditions often face and the different treatments and services that are available and whether or not they are of a high-quality standard.
During this Twitter Talk, we also want to offer the opportunity for people to ask questions about mental health in order to help them increase their understanding of the topic.
So please share this post as far and as wide as you can, the more people who join, in the better!
SAVE THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE:
February 1st, 2018 over on our Twitter page (@SeeTheUniverse_) between 7:30-9:00pm