Time to Talk mental health campiaign 2014

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undefinedThis has been organised by ‘Time to Change' – England's biggest programme to end mental health discrimination. The aim is to have a million conversations on ‘Time to Talk Day' on Thursday 6 February. The hope is to get people talking, to raise awareness about mental health problems and to show that having a conversation needn't be something to fear.

The talk can be something simple. For example, having a cup of tea with someone and a chat is all it takes to make a difference. With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems this is something that affects all church congregations.

Jane Knight (pictured), our diocesan Head of Counselling Services, said: “As part of our commitment to end mental health discrimination we would like to encourage you and your parish to get involved.  There are free resources available, from tea bags (with a conversation starter on each tea bag), to myth/fact quiz cards, to help you get started.”

Register here Time to Change and let Jane Knight what you are doing so we can spread the word.

The diocesan Mental Health Forum has been working actively to raise awareness about mental health.  If you would like to know more or get involved, please email jane.knight@chester.anglican.org or click here Mental Health Forum