Date: 02 February 2022
This Thursday, 3 February, is Time to Talk Day.
The day is all about having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health, and by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
Whether you stop to have a cup of tea and a catch-up with a colleague, or text a friend to check in, you can mark the day and make a difference.
Conversations about mental health have the power to change lives. Recent research shows how important open conversations in communities are to support everyone’s mental wellbeing.
If you, or someone you know, wants to reach out and get even more support this Time to Talk Day – there are many options out there.
Staff in Mind is a confidential NHS service for health and care staff working across Sussex who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. It offers an independent, confidential and rapid mental wellbeing assessment and priority access to appropriate treatment services.
We also offer two talking therapies services for those experiencing mild anxiety and depression. Time to Talk is a free service for any adult registered with a GP in West Sussex, and offers a range of talking therapies that can help you feel better.
Time to Talk Health is also a free service that can support adults with certain long-term health conditions with their mental health. If you have diabetes, a cardiac condition, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), asthma, musculoskeletal (MSK) pain or Long COVID, their friendly therapists can help.
Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. You can reach out to those around you, or make the first step towards getting support. However you do it, start your conversation about mental health.