‘Time to Talk’ day 2023 will be held on Thursday 2 February. Time to Talk day is ran by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. The idea behind the day is to get people talking, whether that be to family, friends or co-workers.
1 in 4 people who live in England experience a mental health problem each year. The amount of people experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and/or depression) increased 20% between 1993 and 2014. These statistics is likely to increase over the coming months and years, we also need to account for the people who are not disclosing that they have been experiencing mental health problems.
Why is it good to talk about our mental health?
- To combat mental health stigma
- To show that you care about others
- To feel less isolated and alone
- To maintain positive mental health
- As an opportunity to educate others/be more educated
- To express emotions
- To ask for help
If you are worried about someone else’s mental health, the Mental Health Foundation has some good pointers about talking to them in a positive way, as well as what language should be used/avoided.
To find out more about Time to Talk day 2023, please visit their website: timetotalkday.co.uk
Accessing Support at Confetti
The Student Services Team offer Wellbeing Support where you can just talk and we can just listen. We can also refer you to services externally, such as counselling or other therapies that will also give you an opportunity to talk and be heard.
Student Services are available from 08:30-17:00, Monday- Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and Christmas closure).
You can contact us by:
- Phone: 0115 9522075
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online Self-Referral: https://confetti.ac.uk/sstreferral/
If you or someone else is at serious risk, please speak with a trusted adult, such as parent or guardian, contact your GP during their usual working hours, present at your local A&E Department or dial 999 for the relevant service.
You can also search for your local urgent Mental Health helpline.
Make space in your day to have a conversation about Mental Health.