A campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues is being supported by NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.
Time to Talk Day, which takes place on Thursday 2 February, is a national campaign run by Time to Change and aims to get people talking about mental health in a bid to break the silence and stigma that surrounds it.
Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult, it can be as simple as making time to have a cup of tea or go for a walk and listening to someone talk about how they feel.
Being open about mental health and ready to listen can make a positive difference to someone’s life.
This is what Time to Talk Day is all about – giving everyone the chance to talk and listen about mental health. Whatever the hour, every conversation, every text, every share means more people are reached and more lives are changed. By starting a conversation it can make a difference.
One in four people experience mental health problems and many of those face stigma and discrimination as a result. About 9% of the adult population are estimated to living with a common mental health condition at any one time (approx. 17,000 people) and around 10,000 people aged 16 and over in Solihull are estimated to have a mental health related eating disorder.
If you’re experiencing mental health problems act now. For local advice follow the link for information and support. http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/service-user-and-carer/first-time/
You can also find good quality information and advice from the following links: