It takes place on Thursday 3 February 2022 and is all about creating supportive communities
Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 3rd February 2022.
It will be run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with the Co-op.
The day is about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health. By talking about it, we can support ourselves and others.
We're urging the Cumberland Football Grassroots Football Community to make 'Time To Talk'
Why talking is important
One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
We want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
That’s why opening up the conversation about mental health problems is so important – by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.
Talking and listening about mental health has the power to change lives. Each conversation we have contributes to reducing mental health stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
There are lots of ways to get involved, from sharing on social media using #TimeToTalk and having conversations with your friends and family, to organising activity and events in your community.
Click the picture for some suggestions to help you plan how you’ll support Time to Talk Day.
However you do it, have a conversation about mental health.
Get your Clubs talking
Sports clubs have the power to make some noise about Time to Talk Day and spread the message that talking and listening about mental health can change lives. Whether it’s in the stands, at the club house or in the changing rooms, here are some ideas to spark conversations about mental health.
Our volunteer Mental Health Champion, Referee Geoff Ellison will continue to champion the importance of mental wellbeing, encourage conversation and act as a point of contact for any match official aged 18 or over experiencing mental health problems, helping to signpost towards professional support services if required.
For more information on this scheme, or to get in touch with Geoff , click HERE
For the past few season's Cumberland FA have teamed up with Every Life Matters Cumbria, who specialise in promoting Suicide Safer Communities and providing Suicide Bereavement Support across Cumbria.