Trust urges public to start talking about their mental health in local ‘Time To Talk Day’ events

On Thursday 5th February, our Community Development Workers (CDWs) will be celebrating ‘Time to Talk Day’ by taking part in two local ‘Time To Talk Day’ events at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley from 11am – 1pm and Alumwell Pleck Surestart Centre in Walsall from 10am – 1pm.

The ‘Time to Talk Day’ campaign, organised by Time to Change, was set up last year in the hope to get people talking about their mental health and challenge those stigmas surrounding mental health issues. Last year's Trust event was a huge success, with over 200 conversations recorded. This year, we hope to do even better!

Along with getting the local public talking about their mental health, these events will also give you the opportunity to find out more about the wellbeing services available in both Dudley and Walsall. In Walsall, there will also be the chance to take part in some brain stimulating activities courtesy of Mindful Gifts, and Hand Reflexology courtesy of the Walsall Mind & Body Centre. For further details on what to expect on the day, please click here for the Dudley flyer and click here for the Walsall flyer.

Remember, talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult. You only have 24 hours to record your conversation so let’s make it count! This is your opportunity to grab a drink, have a chat with a member of our team, and really make a difference. You can even join in the conversation online by using #TimetoTalk on Twitter.

For more information on the Time to Talk Day events, please contact our Community Development Workers, Iram Maan on 01384 366517, or Anita Chumber on 07917 559351. Alternatively, you can visit the Time to Change website by clicking here.