[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor]
Time to Change is asking everyone to take five minutes on the 5th of February to have a conversation about mental health for Time to Talk Day. Whether you’re on campus, at work, at home, with friends or family, there are lots of ways to make your five minutes count.
Having a mental health problem is hard enough, but sometimes the isolation and stigma can make it even worse, says Time to Change. We can all help to break the silence.
You can log your five minutes on the interactive counter to help Time to Change reach their goal of 24 hours’ worth of conversation. Visit www.time-to-change.org/uk for more!
Here are some ideas to get you started;
- Tell people about the campaign – This can be in person or online!
- Share the Time to Talk Day film and images online
- Give a digital ‘high-five’ telling someone how they’ve supported your mental wellbeing and nominate others to do the same
- Make a pledge to support friends, family and/or colleagues with the Time to Change Pledge Wall (http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/pledgewall)
For everyone’s five minutes, whether it’s an event or activity, talking to someone or posting online, you can help to break the silence and stigma surrounding mental health.
As part of Raise and Give Week, volunteers will be on hand in the Forum Foyer on College Lane and the Atrium on deHav with more information and ideas for Time to Talk between 11-2pm.
If you are seeking support for mental health concerns, the Counselling Centre is now located at the Hutton Hub on College Lane. Call 01707 284453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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