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Champion Time to Talk Day 2020

Champion Time to Talk Day 2020

Categories: Active Sussex News Health & Wellbeing Uncategorized

We are supporting Time to Talk Day and encouraging people to champion the campaign. 

Time to Talk Day 2020 is taking place on Thursday 6 February. It gives the opportunity to choose to talk about mental health and help change lives.

About Time to Talk Day 

Choose talk, change lives.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year, we're using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.

How to get involved 

  • Help planning your activity

From a conversation led warm up/cool down at a training session, to a games night at your club house, or a coffee morning at your work, there are lots of activities you can do to get people talking on Time to Talk Day.

  • Download Your Time to Talk Guide

Champions activity pack

Community conversation pack 

Hubs conversation pack

Schools conversation pack

Sports club conversation pack

Workplace conversation pack

  • Download free materials 

Planning an activity in your sports club, school, workplace or community? You can download and print your own materials including postcards, posters and tip cards to help you get conversations started on Time to Talk Day.

  • Register your local event

Hundreds of events around the country will be taking place to get people talking about mental health.

Our events map is the perfect place to find out what's going on near you on Time to Talk Day. 

If you're planning an event, add it to our map so that people near you can attend as well. 

Active Sussex Time to Talk Day inspiration 

In focus: RunningSpace – running to beat suicide - the inspirational Sussex organisation that delivers Walk2Run groups across Sussex.

The groups help support people with long term health conditions including mental health conditions and they also deliver 'safeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone’ training.

Active Sussex have invested Sport England Funding into Rother District Council to build the workforce needed to engage inactive people. What coaches and clubs are needed to make this happen?

RunningSpace builds on the Getting Rother Active programme run by Active Rother, supporting inactive residents to become more active. Active Rother provided the initial funding for several Walk2Run schemes within the Rother area and to support its sustainability, Active Rother has continued to support RunningSpace with funding for run leader training.

More information and helpful links 

Time to Talk Day

About Mental Health

Personal stories

Tips for talking

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