Mental Health: It's your Time to Talk in the Bay

February 05, 2019

Hafal Colwyn Bay is the just one of the organisations taking part and getting involved in a mental health event happening on Thursday in Wales and across the country.

Time to Talk Day takes place on the first Thursday of February every year.

On Time to Talk Day everyone in Wales is urged to have a conversation about mental health. Time to Talk Day 2019 is taking place on Thursday 7 February 2019. 

Mental health problems are more common than most people realise - affecting one in four of us. Yet people are still afraid to talk about mental health, making some people feel ashamed or isolated. 

This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients to have that conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want Wales to get talking.

It's a great day for communities, workplaces, schools, or anyone to get together and have a chat. If you're planning on getting involved there's lots of bilingual resources you can download and use

Become a Time to Change Wales Champion

Time to Change Wales Champions are volunteers with experience of mental health problems challenging stigma in their own communities, campaigning in the media and sharing their stories.

Our Champions:

Share their story with employers and community groups

Help out at events and get involved with community projects

Write blogs for our website

Some Champions also volunteer and contribute to press and media stories or help the campaign online.

Become a Young People's Champion

Time for Change on the lookout for volunteers who are passionate about reducing the stigma and discrimination around mental health to help with our new Young People’s Programme. You might have your own experiences or be close to someone who has. Ideally you’ll be aged 18-30 or people of any age who have a close tie to young people, for example those who work with them or who have teenage children of their own.

As a Young People’s Champion you’ll have the chance to:

Receive training and support to share your story at schools, universities and youth groups

Represent TTCW at young people’s events

Play a part in upcoming social media campaign

Write blogs or create videos for our website

For more details visit Time For Change Wales.