Time to Talk Day
On 1st February 2018 it’s Time to Talk Day – a day that aims to bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health.
The Time to Change programme is aimed at challenging mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.
Talk and listen
Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk and to listen.
One in four people are affected by some form of mental health issue and as a member of the emergency services, independent research shows that you are even more likely to experience a mental health problem than those who work in other sectors.
At Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, we know that it benefits all of us to talk about mental health and there is no right or wrong way to get involved – every conversation about mental health helps to make it a normal subject for people to talk about.
So on Time to Talk Day, we would like to encourage everyone to talk about mental health.