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What is Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation and it’s nearly here! Taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022, it’s the day that friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Join Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Co-op and take part in the day by downloading a free conversation starter pack to help you talk about mental health in your community.

This site also provides you with a host of ideas about how you can get involved, 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.

However you do it, have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

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.

If you have already ordered a pack, it should be on its way to you shortly! As Time to Talk Day is nearly with us we are asking anyone who hasn’t ordered a printed pack to download one instead. 

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 is on Thursday 3 February 2022, but we don’t have to wait to spread the word. Let’s start talking on social media today.

Not sure what to write? 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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