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What is Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day 2023 will take place 2 February 2023. Preparations are underway and we will be back with an update very soon. Keep an eye on this site for ideas for how to take part, from organising an event in your local library or hosting a lunch and learn session to sharing information on social media or texting a friend.

Download resources

Recommended for everyone including workplaces, schools, youth and community groups and individuals.

Here you can download a host of materials to help start mental health conversations in your community. You’ll find posters, postcards, social media images, conversation starters, bunting and much more.

Order resources

Recommended for groups and individuals running community events and activities.

Time to Talk Day 2022 has now happened but you will be able to order resources for 2023 later this year. In the meantime you can still download 2022’s digital pack below. 


If you want to get involved in Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland, visit:

You don’t need a degree in listening to lend an ear.

You could host a tea and talk event in your community centre, put some posters up on a community notice board, run a lunch and learn in the office. It can be as simple as texting a friend. However you do it, start your conversation on Time to Talk Day.

From community walks to tea and talk events, use these ideas to help you organise activities in your community.
Get your athletes, coaches, fans and local community talking by checking out our handy suggestions.
Make Time to Talk Day a key fixture in your organisation’s calendar by looking through our suggestions.
Check out our suggestions to help spark conversations in schools, colleges, universities, and youth groups.

Time to Talk Day on Social Media

Time to Talk Day 2022 was on Thursday 3rd February. Preparations are underway for 2023 so please check back later in the year for fresh updates. 

Not sure what to write on social media? Use these ideas to get started.

#TimeToTalk Day is on 3 Feb! How will you have your conversation about mental health?
This #TimeToTalk Day I’m talking about mental health because [insert reason that you’re getting involved].
However you do it, start your conversation about mental health this #TimetoTalk Day
Half of every conversation is listening: let someone know they’re being heard this #TimetoTalk Day.
It’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 3 February 2022: a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. #TimetoTalk
A sticky note on someone’s desk, an evening video call, or side-by-side over a sandwich: however you do it, start your conversation this #TimetoTalk Day.
Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be awkward. This #TimetoTalk Day I will be [share your activity plans]

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