Get behind Time to Talk Day 2023

February 2, 2023 | by Matt Halfpenny


Today, Thursday 2 February, is Time to Talk Day 2023, and the aim of Time to Talk day is to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing by encouraging people to talk about how they are feeling.

This important day is run by MIND and Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with the Co-Op. It’s a chance for us all to talk about mental health, to talk, to listen and to change lives.

Why Time to Talk Day so important?

There are so many reasons why Time to Talk Day is vital. Here are just a few:

  • Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem.
  • Talking helps to create supportive communities, which can empower us to seek help when we need it.
  • By opening up the conversation about mental health, we can support both ourselves and others.

How to take part

Here are some ideas for how you can get your community talking about mental health. However, you start your conversation, let us know on social media via #TimeToTalk.

Get active

You don’t have to host a huge event to get the conversation going on Time to Talk Day. Remember, every conversation matters. You could:

  • Check-in with a friend
  • Host a coffee and chat in your boxing club
  • Put some posters up in the boxing club
  • Simply text a mate
  • Book on a Box In Mind course, to gain further knowledge on supporting people around you with mental health and wellbeing.

Download resources

Mind and Rethink Mental Illness want it to be as easy as possible for everyone to get the conversation going.

They have a range of resources to download, from social media posts to activity ideas. Click here to download the resources.