Time to Talk Day 2021

04/02/21 – Community, Wellbeing

Run by Time to Change, Time to Talk Day is aimed at getting the nation talking about mental health. This year’s focus is The Power of Small, highlighting how a small conversation has the power to make a big difference.


Small but mighty

Time to Talk Day logo Talking is an incredibly powerful tool. Most of us do it every day about various different topics however, when it comes to talking about mental health, it can be much more difficult to instigate the conversation.

To mark this year’s Time to Talk Day theme of The Power of Small, we have shared five simple tips on starting a conversation around mental health.


Ask twice

People often say they’re fine when they’re not. The simple act of asking twice with interest shows a genuine willingness to talk and listen. If you are concerned about someone, the next time they simply say, “I’m fine” try asking “Are you sure you’re ok?”


Don’t try to fix things

Although it can be tempting, try to resist the urge to offer quick fixes. Simply listening is often enough.


Be authentic

There is no right or wrong way of expressing things, the key thing is to be thoughtful, genuine and say what feels comfortable for you.

If you say something that doesn’t sound quite right, simply stop and try again.


Talk about your own feelings

Being open and honest about your own emotions shows that it is ok to talk about feelings and may encourage the other person to open up.


Be patient

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, the other person simply may not be ready to talk about how they are feeling. Be patient and respectful and don’t try to push the conversation.

The fact that you have tried to talk to them about it may make it easier for them to open up when they are ready.

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