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Tomorrow is Time to Talk Day 2019

Published: 5 February 2019
Time to Change's Ask Twice campaign
Time to Change encourage you to Ask Twice

Thursday 7th February is Time to Talk Day 2019, encouraging you to talk about mental health wherever you are. Time to Change, who set up this initiative, state that “the more we talk about mental health, the better life is for all of us” and at Enabling Services we couldn't agree more.

Starting a conversation about mental health and wellbeing is important as it helps to break down stereotypes for something that affects us all at some point in our lives. This year, Time to Change's campaign encourages you to Ask Twice if you notice your friend is acting differently. People can find it difficult to open up when you ask how they are: someone might say "I'm fine" when they're not. If you ask again, you might get a different response.

If you would like to talk to someone about your wellbeing or someone else's, visit our webpage to see who to get in touch with. If you are worried about someone else, visit our webpage for information on what you can do, and what the University can do.

To equip you with the skills to start talking more confidently about mental health, the Students’ Union delivers a course called Look After Your Mate. This is a two-hour interactive workshop for students who may be supporting a friend experiencing mental health difficulties or who would like to know more about mental health generally. Visit their website to find out more information.

Visit the Enabling Services waiting area to pick up some conversation starter tools. Please help yourself to these to help you to start your conversation. If you can't make it to Drop In, you can also find tips for starting a conversation here.

Time to Talk Events:

Wednesday 6th February

  • 19:30 - 22:00 Ruth Fox talks about mental health in sports. Find out more information and sign up here.

Thursday 7th February

  • 12pm - 2pm: The Students' Union will be at Avenue Campus ready to chat with you over tea and biscuits.
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Time to Talk over bread and soup. Visit the Faith and Reflection Centre, 41 University Road, for free soup and a casual conversation about wellbeing.
  • 1pm – 3pm: Visit the Student Support Drop In to talk to someone about wellbeing and what support is available.
  • 12pm at Level 1, West Quay: local BBC Master Chef Shelina Permalloo of Lakaz Maman will be cooking to raise awareness of Time to Talk Day. More information can be found here.




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