Sheffield is hosting a lunch event in support of the ‘Time to Talk’ mental health campaign.
The charity Time for Change have labelled today ‘Time to Talk day.’ It is a chance for people to be more open about mental health issues, it is a day dedicated to speaking out, listening and possibly helping change lives along the way.
Over the last few years’ mental health has risen to the top of medical concerns as it affects one in four of us.
Chief executive for Sheffield Mind, Margaret Lewis, said: “we are completely committed to the time to talk day it is all about putting that time aside to talk about not only our mental health but just to take the time and have a genuine conversation and show support.”
The South Yorkshire police supported the campaign this morning on twitter to raise awareness of today.
Lord Mayor Magid Magid has also spoken out about the Time to Talk campaign.
Time to Change organisation tweeted: “Time to Talk Day is about everyone having conversations about mental health, so that people with mental health problems feel less ashamed and isolated.”
#TimetoTalk Day is about *everyone* having conversations about mental health, so that people with mental health problems feel less ashamed and isolated.
Find out more about the day, and get tips for talking, on our website: https://t.co/rJWDmtd0L2 pic.twitter.com/zZgSAVj3oz
— Time to Change (@TimetoChange) February 7, 2019
The time to change organisation has created this campaign to end the stigma attached to mental health, and to let people going through mental health know they are not alone.