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Time to Talk Day 2024

Every year Mind and Rethink Mental Illness run Time to Talk Day which is ‘a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives’.

Talking about mental health, let alone starting a conversation about it, is not always easy. However, it is through talking openly, in a safe environment, that we can raise awareness, increase knowledge and understanding, remove the stigma, and help improve the mental wellbeing of those around us.

Therefore, we are encouraging our Supporters, partners and friends to start the conversation within their own organisations and across their networks to help break down the stigma of talking about mental health.

How to start a conversation

Colleague A: “Are you okay?”
Colleague B: “Yeah, I’m fine.”
Colleague A: “Are you sure you’re okay? I’m here if you’d like to talk.”
Colleague B: “Well actually, …..”

So often when we’re asked if we’re okay, our automatic response is “Yeah, I’m fine.” Therefore, we encourage everyone to always ask twice. It could save a life.

Resources

At Mates in Mind, we work with organisations to improve the mental health of their workforce by providing the skills, clarity, and confidence to employers on how to spot the signs of mental ill-health and start a conversation as well as raise awareness, improve understanding and address the stigma that surrounds mental health.

This is why we have created a suite of resources to support organisations not only on Time to Talk Day, but also to create a holistic and ongoing programme of support.

Please click on the link below to download a free A3 poster. You can personalise it by adding the relevant details of your Mental Health First Aiders, HR team, Employee Assistance Programme and so on, in the white box. Please then share it across your organisation.

If you are a Supporter, please see the link further down this page.

Please also visit our Resources page where you can download a free Spotting the Signs infographic to help you identify if a colleague, friend or family member may need, or want, to talk.

Visit our Resources page

If the information on this page has resonated with you, and if you or someone you know needs help or support, you can speak to one of the many free, confidential support services below:

Support Services

Mates in Mind Supporters

We have additional materials available for our Supporters:

  • A set of cue cards to help you start a conversation.
  • A start the conversation infographic.
  • Access to our Start the Conversation awareness training slides, and so on.

To access these materials please log in to the Supporter portal, and access your resources:

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If you are not a Supporter but would like to find out more about our Programme please read on.

How we can support you

Mates in Mind can support your organisation to build a mental health plan and to create a culture of prevention.

Our dedicated team of Support Managers work with organisations of any size to develop a tailored action plan, evaluating your organisation's priorities and gaps, and providing the tools and support you need.

This plan includes ongoing support with communication and delivery of your plan, as well as training opportunities, promotional materials, and a suite of tools (including Time to Talk Day packs) to enable you to drive long-lasting and meaningful change.

Find out more about how we can help your organisation build a culture of prevention when you become a Supporter by:

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Information and Resources.

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We offer organisations a number of tools and resources to help them improve the mental health of their workforce, such as; awareness day resource packs, posters, infographics, factsheets and much more.

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