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Time to Talk

Posted on 31 January 2021

Thursday 4 February is Time to Talk Day, a day when everyone is encouraged to talk about mental health.

Time to Talk Day 2021

The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the stigma that many people can feel about mental health problems.

It can be as simple as a quick “how are you?” via text or in-person, perhaps to someone you haven’t been in touch with recently - the smallest conversation has the power to make a big difference.

Start the conversation

You might want to use the Time to Talk Day Bingo Card, for inspiration!

Unsure of how to start the conversation? Here are some great tips on starting conversations from the MIND Mind Your Mates campaign.


And remember, if you or the person you are talking to need more support, there are many support services here for you:

  • Register for Togetherall, an online community where members can support each other 24/7 and there are creative tools to express how you are feeling. York students get free access.
  • Get in touch with Nightline, a confidential listening service run by students, for students.

There is a wide range of further support available on our health and wellbeing pages:

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