Time to Talk Day is on 7 February 2019: help us get the nation talking about mental health.

Time to Talk Day is one of the biggest days on the mental health calendar: last year, over 100,000 people got involved with the conversation online. We want to start more conversations than ever this year, and if you're a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or social media campaigner, we need your help. 

Content ideas

The theme for Time to Talk Day this year is ingredients.

You could make a blog, vlog or podcast about the ingredients that make a good conversation about mental health. For example: 

  • Two pairs of walking boots, a park and a sunny day 
  • Two cups of tea, a biscuit and no judgement
  • A few cat GIFs, a crying laughing emoji and one 'how are you'?

Think about it as a guide for your followers on how to have a good conversation. 

If that doesn't work for you, don't worry - you can create anything as long as it's about talking about mental health. You might want to use these questions as prompts:

  • The first conversation you ever had about mental health
  • What impact does talking have? What does it mean to be able to talk about your mental health?
  • Who do you find it easy to talk to and why? Who do you find it difficult to talk to and why?
  • What are your top tips for starting and having a conversation about mental health?

Images to download

We've got a series of images for you to use to support your content.

You're more than welcome to use the following images:

What to do next

Once you've created your Time to Talk Day content, here's what to do next:

  • Upload it on 7 February, which is Time to Talk Day! 
  • Use #TimetoTalk in your posts, if it's appropriate
  • Let us know what you've made by telling us on Twitter, @TimetoChange. We may share your content or put it up on our Time to Talk Day wall

Share your ingredient selfie

If you don't have time to make a blog or video, you can still share your ingredients for a good conversation.
Tash holding a piece of paper with the word 'reassurance' written on it

Help us to spread the word about what goes into a good conversation by sharing your ingredient selfie. 

Follow these easy steps: 

Think about what a good conversation about mental health includes for you. It could be something physical, like a cup of tea or a park, or it could be more of an idea, like "no judgement." 
Write your 'ingredients' on a piece of paper - make sure it's legible
Take a photo and post it on social media with the #TimetoTalk.