It's Time to Talk Day on 2nd February 2017

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What is Time to Talk Day?

Time to Talk Day is a campaign run by our friends at Time to Change and will take place on Thursday 2nd February 2017. The aim is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health.

By joining together on one day, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.

It’s really easy to get involved. Just have a conversation about mental health with a colleague, team-mate, friend or loved one. You can then log your conversation on Time to Change’s website.

You'll find information on this page on:

  • Getting the nation's emergency services talking about mental health
  • Time to Talk Day resources
  • Time to Talk Day social media
  • Blue Light Programme information and resources
  • Get support now
Log your conversations

Let's get the nation's emergency services talking

We all have mental health and each year 1 in 4 of us experiences a mental health problem. Emergency services can be even more at risk than this but can be less likely to access support. 

If you work in the emergency services, you're not alone - many of us are too afraid to talk about our mental health, so we lose out on the support we need from those around us. That’s not right and it’s why we need your help to break the silence and end the stigma, in the emergency services and beyond.

Wherever you are, talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult. It can start with a simple, ‘how are you?’ or making a cup of tea. And that's the idea behind Time to Talk Day - so please join us and let’s get the nation's emergency services talking about mental health round the clock!

Time to Talk Day resources

Time to Change have lots of resources, guidance and information available on their website to support you with your conversations.

Whether you're talking at work or at home, with family and friends. It can be as simple as having one chat, or you might want to hold activity for a group of people or your workplace.

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Share your conversations through social media

Can you help to get the nations emergency services talking through social media? There are a quarter of a million members of the ambulance, search and rescue, fire and police services across England. You can help us to reach every one of them through your Time to Talk Day activity - let them know about the Blue Light Programme and the support that's available to them.

Simply share your Time to Talk Day activity with @MindBlueLight using the hashtags #mybluelight and #timetotalk.

Talking with a colleague, friend or family member might help process how you are feeling and prevent it from becoming that seed which grows.

Blue Light Programme resources

Use our information and resources to support you and your activity.

Support with having conversations

If you feel uncertain about how to have conversations around mental health or about organising activity for a group of people then our guides might help you.

Information on mental health in the emergency services

Download our free resources

We've got lots of free resources that you can download or link to in our resources section. Use our research findings, case studies, films, banners and badges to support your activity on Time to Talk Day. You can also download posters and small cards with top-tips on talking about mental health in the emergency services.

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Get support now

Having conversations about mental health could bring up some difficult thoughts or feelings for you or for others. If you, your team-mate, family or friends need information or support following these conversations then the Blue Light Infoline is there for you.

Blue Light Infoline

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

0300 303 5999 (local rates)
[email protected]
Text: 84999

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