BLOG: ‘Let’s Talk Openly: Time to Talk Day 2024’
In a world that often stigmatises mental health, Time to Talk Day serves as a powerful reminder that dialogue can be a catalyst for change.
Why is this day so crucial? Mental health affects us all, directly or indirectly. Yet, due to stigma and misconceptions, many suffer in silence. Time to Talk Day aims to shatter these barriers, encouraging everyone to share their experiences and seek support when needed. Reach out to a friend, a colleague, or a family member. Share your own experiences or simply lend a listening ear. The power of a conversation should never be underestimated.
This year, End Stigma Surrey is hosting free events across Surrey to provide resources that empower individuals in their mental health journey. Whether you’re looking for informative articles, self-help guides, or simply a route to connect with others who understand, End Stigma Surrey have got you covered.
It’s time to challenge the stereotypes and debunk the myths surrounding mental health. By participating in Time to Talk Day 2024 with End Stigma Surrey, you contribute to a culture of understanding and empathy. Your voice matters, and so does your mental health. Join the activities for a day of open conversations, connection, and support. Together, everyone can end the stigma surrounding mental health and create a world where everyone feels heard and understood.
Come join us for FREE refreshments, mental health conversations and much more on Thursday 1st February 2024:
- 9:30 – 11:30am @ Leatherhead Community Hub and Foodbank
- 1:00 – 3:00pm @ The Horton Arts Centre
- 4:30 – 6:30pm @ Epsom Primary Care Network
– Meet people with lived experience of mental health challenges
– Find out more about local services and support
– Get to know what’s available in your local community
We know the more conversations we have, the better life is for everyone. Talking about mental health isn’t aways easy, but a conversation has the power to change lives. Explore this site for ideas on how to take part in Time to Talk Day, from organising an event in your local library or hosting a lunch and learn session to simply sharing information on social media or texting a friend.
End Stigma Surrey is a local campaign committed to fostering an environment where individuals feel comfortable discussing their mental well-being without fear or judgment.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING:
- Register for free Anti-Stigma support, training and resources http://tinyurl.com/EndStigmaSurrey
- First Steps: emotional health and mental wellbeing advice and support guide https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/mental-wellbeing/self-help/advice-and-support-guide
- Self-help, Crisis and Local Support Resources https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/mental-wellbeing