Start a conversation on social media and help us get the nation talking about mental health!
This year, we're showing that talking about mental health doesn’t have to be awkward and can make a big difference to someone’s life. Help us to spread the word that choosing to talk about mental health can change lives.
Quick ways to get involved
Before Time to Talk Day:
Tell your followers that you’ll be taking part and encourage them to join in – here’s an idea of what to post:
I’ll be taking part in Time to Talk Day on 6 February 2020 to help change attitudes towards mental health. Find out how you can get involved too: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday #TimeToTalk
On the day:
- Share and like our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
- Share why you’re choosing to talk about mental health by using #TimeToTalk on your social media posts
- Follow #TimeToTalk on Twitter and Instagram, and reply to and share posts
Everyone feels differently about how much they want to share online, but if you feel comfortable sharing your own mental health story, it can be a powerful way to change attitudes.
- Post a short piece of writing, poem, drawing, or photo
- Write a blog
- Share a video
- Share your thoughts on an Instagram story
Why you’re choosing to talk about mental health:
- "so that no one feels alone when they’re experiencing a mental health problem"
- “because I know how empowering it is to hear someone’s story”
- “because 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem – it’s time for the stigma to end”
Something you would like people to learn about mental health:
- You could share our information on how to support someone and our tips for talking about mental health
- If you have personal experience of a mental health condition, share the things that you’ve found helpful for others to do or say
- Share some of our myths and facts about mental health
A story of how someone made a difference to your life by talking about mental health:
- “My friend listened to me when I was struggling – they helped me to get support”
Or a story of the impact of mental health stigma, and why things need to change:
- “Saying I was ‘just lazy’ and ‘too young to be depressed’ just made me feel worse – I wish they had listened to me instead.”
Before you post, take some time to consider your own boundaries and how much you’re happy to share.
Social media graphics and videos
Share our Time to Talk Day images and videos to spread the word: