6 February was our first ever Time to Talk Day - a day in which we're trying to encourage people to talk about mental health and spread the message that mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. Here's a round up of all the activity that is going on to help us reach our target of one million coversations.
Over 1,000 activities registered!
The day is part of our latest campaign to show that it's the little things which can make a big difference and we have over 1,000 activities taking place up and down the country in offices, shopping centres, schools and people's homes. Many activities are open to the public, and we have a map of where they took place: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/time-to-talk-day-events
There was a lot of things to join in from your desk or the comfort of your own home. Our Conversation Challenge set a number of small challenges throughout the day and we asked you to record how many conversations you had, which will all count towards our target of a million conversations. Tell us how many conversations you had at: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/talkday-challenge
Have a conversation to win a conversation
When you tell us about a meaningful conversation you had on 6 February and why it’s inspired you or has been particularly stigma busting, you will be entered in our “have a conversation to win a conversation” competition and you could be in with a chance of winning a conversation with one our Time to Change celebrity supporters. Find out how you can have a conversation to win a conversation with Russell Kane, Ashley Roberts or Beverley Callard: www.time-to-change.org.uk/talkday-competition.
We were on twitter throughout the day tweeting and sharing posts of all the activity that happened all over the country. This included having a #TimetoTalk elevenses (at 11am, naturally), tweet along teabreak at 4.30, a blogathon, as well as lots of images and links to share. In our live blog, we documented as many activities, tweets, conversations and goings on as possible, have you told us about yours? And of course, leave us your comments so we can include you in the big conversation.