Time to Talk Day 2021!

3 February 2021

Time to Talk Day 2021 takes place tomorrow - Thursday 4th February.

We understand how important it is to get everyone talking about mental health this Time to Talk Day!

This year’s focus is on the power of small, because however you have a conversation about mental health – whether it’s a quick text to a friend, a virtual coffee morning with colleagues, family or your friends, or a socially distanced walk and talk with your family – it has the power to make a big difference.

We believe that it is very important to talk about mental health and Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. They have already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.

Despite progress made, we all know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people around them.

Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. Your attitude to mental health could change someone’s life. This year and last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic it has proved a very challenging time for many people with an increase in mental health issues throughout the UK population.

Everyone at Harrogate Skills for Living Centre supports the Time to Change campaigns each year, as we understand that focus on challenging stigma and discrimination in society is needed.

There are lots of people and organisations who can offer support. We have listed a few contact details below:


Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: https://www.samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Mind Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Email: advice@rethink.org
Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.


Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.


Telephone: 0800 1111
Website: www.childline.org.uk

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.

Time to Talk Day exists to help encourage everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Need some tips for talking about mental health? Click here.

Need someone to talk to? Click here for a list of support services.

Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it!