Buckinghamshire Mind and Time to Change Bucks would like your help to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, breaking down stigmas associated with them. They are calling out to Buckinghamshire communities to talk about mental health and wellbeing on Time to Talk Day, Thursday 4th February.
Join the Bucks Mind and Time to Change Bucks event, Bucks Big Chat, which is a virtual event open to all individuals, businesses, community groups, schools and more. For additional information and to participate (please sign up by Wednesday 3rd February) visit:
Opening up conversations about mental health is more important than ever. That is why this Time to Talk Day, Buckinghamshire Mind is asking all in our community to have at least one small conversation about mental health and wellbeing with a friend, family member or colleague.
Isobel Shea, Time to Change Hub Coordinator at Bucks Mind says “To participate in Bucks Big Chat, all you need to do is call someone you care about and just have a small conversation about mental health on Time to Talk Day. Sometimes the thought of starting a conversation about mental health can be a little daunting, but it does not have to be. For example, you could call a friend to ask how they are and really listen to them. Let them know that you care by asking how their wellbeing is while in another lockdown and ask how they are coping.”
Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health, Buckinghamshire Council says “The past year has seen us all face many challenges that for some will understandably impact on their mental health so having the support of those around them can make all the difference.
The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.”
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- For over 100 years Buckinghamshire Mind has been a trusted charity working to support and represent people with mental health problems living across the county.
- Buckinghamshire Mind works with people in their communities, supporting people with mental health issues to live the lives they want, as fully as possible.
- Working together with national Mind, we will not give up until everyone in our community gets therespect and help they need.
- Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.
- Time to Change Buckinghamshire is a partnership of local organisations and people who are committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination. The Buckinghamshire partnership was established in April 2018 and is hosted by the Buckinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board with Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire Mind.
- For more information on Time to Change visit: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/