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.
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?
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.
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.