A small conversation can make a big difference

Ashanty

It's Time to Talk Day today, which is an opportunity to get the whole nation talking about mental health.

This year’s theme is ‘the power of small', because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

We know, from our members, that many of them have seen an increase in the number of contacts to their service where mental health is mentioned or is involved.

The global pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on people’s wellbeing and some mental health support networks have been stripped away by successive lockdowns.

A number of face-to-face services have also been suspended, creating a negative impact for those who require them.

Talking to someone about the things that are worrying you, playing on your mind or that you can’t work out by yourself can often make a huge difference in how you feel.

Whether that is calling a support or helpline service or calling to talk to a friend or relative, the power of that small first step shouldn’t be underestimated.

You can find more information about Time to Talk Day on their website, including resources that can help you to start conversations.

Other organisations offering help, support, advice and information can be found at Find a Helpline.

Let’s start talking about how we really feel. It starts with one small step.

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