Time to Talk Day - Conversation Saves Lives

Carrick Mind  holds a Pop Up Café in Falmouth to support Time to Talk Day

‘Conversations Change Lives’


Carrick Mind will be holding an event on Thursday 2nd February as part of a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental heath for one day.  Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. 


Time to Talk Day aims to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. Since it’s launch in 2014, it has sparked millions of converations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online, and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Fry and Frankie Bridge. Time to Talk Day 2017 aims to get the nation talking about mental health for 24 hours on the 2nd Febraury. 


Carrick Mind in Falmouth will join hundreds of other organisations, schools and members of the public, who will all be having conversations about mental health on Time to Talk Day. Activity planned for the day by Carrick Mind will include a Pop Up Café at the King Charles Parish Church Café between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee, a cake and chat. Information, advice and support will be available. 


1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many of us are too afraid to talk about it. Starting a conversation about mental health might seem daunting but simply sending a text, checking in on a friend or sharing something on social media can break the ice. More tips can be found at http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday


Jon Gladstone, Chief Executive for Carrick Mind said: “We are taking part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about. Having these all important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change.” 


Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: “Mental health problems are common and can affect any one of us, yet too often people are afraid to talk openly about mental health.  for fear of being judged. Time to Talk Day is a chance for everyone to open up about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives. We want to get the nation talking round the clock, whatever the time, whatever the place, wherever you are - it’s easy to take part and make a change.” 


For information about Time to Talk Day and how you can get involved please visit http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday