Time to Talk Day 2019
11th Feb 2019
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.
This years’ Time to Talk Day was on 7th February and all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, it’s to get people talking.
On 7th February and Equality Action, through their new Positive Minds Project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund held an event at Fearon Hall, Rectory Road. The event was aimed at women, especially from the Bangladeshi community to help raise awareness of mental health and how important it is for people to be aware of this.
The event started with a local lady talking about mental health with an opportunity for the audience to join in an interactive session. This was followed by a half hour video that highlighted stories and examples of people and mental health issues. We know how easy it is for people to be isolated, depressed and have different types of mental health issues. The event was attended by staff at Rosebery Pharmacy who gave free kits for measuring health conditions and also gave guidance on mental health issues.
Everyone has mental health, good and bad and it is important that people are able to have conversations about this and seek support where appropriate. We were delighted to have over 50 local women attend and hope to build on this event’s success. If you want any more information or want to engage with our project please contact the project staff, Minara or Yesmin on 01509 261651 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org