Today (4/2/21) is Time to Talk Day, a day where people are encouraged to talk about their mental health with each other.
By starting a conversation with others about our own mental health, we can in turn help others to open up about theirs too. We all have mental health, and we should all be able to talk about it as openly and as freely as we do about our physical health. Take the opportunity today to connect with a friend, colleague, family member, or even a complete stranger.
If you know someone who may be struggling with their mental health, start a conversation with them and let them know that it is ok not to be ok and that it is ok to talk about their mental health.
It is not always easy to start a conversation though, if you are finding it hard there are some useful tips on the Time to change website here: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/blog/5-ways-start-conversation-about-mental-health
Time to Talk day is another way to help break the stigma surrounding mental health, we can all work together to help support each other and help to improve and save lives.
Black Country Healthcare Trust are holding a Time to Talk Mental Health webinar over Zoom today from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.
You can register your free place by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/time-to-talk-mental-health-tickets-138233872233
Alexander, one of our volunteers (who is also a fully qualified hypnotherapist) will be taking part in in a zoom meeting hosted by Bringing People Together where he will be discussing one of our new support groups for carers and their mental health.
If you are interested in joining the Zoom meeting, learning more about our carers group and more about mental health you can join directly by going to www.zoom.uk/join using the following meeting ID: 987 0832 5368. You can also join by phone by calling 0203 901 7895 and enter the meeting ID when prompted.
The Mind Hub
Bushey Fields Hospital
Bushey Fields Road