The Time to Change Hub in York is part of the national Time to Change campaign, a social movement aiming to change the way people think about mental health. They aim to challenge mental health stigma, namely, through people sharing their lived experience.
On Thursday 4 February 2021, the Time to Change campaign is highlighting how small conversations about mental health can make a BIG difference. They write:
“A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.
“Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day — together we can end mental health stigma.”
Reading Event for Time to Talk Day 2021: Thursday, 4 February 2021, 19:00–21:00 GMT
Time to Change York is holding a reading event on Time to Talk Day. They would like to emphasise that the event is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they have personal experience of emotional distress. “Time to Change York would like to invite you all, whether you are a writer or not, and whether you have experience of emotional distress or not, to join us for a relaxed evening of poetry reading and short creative fiction reading for your wellbeing,” they say.
This event will take place using Zoom and a meeting link will be sent to you nearer the time. Full details, including the programme for the evening and details on how to join, are available online: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-event-for-time-to-talk-day-2021-tickets-133946628973
Whether you are an individual, business, or local group, anyone can get involved with Time to Change York. Training, support, and resources will be provided, and your involvement can be as big (or as small) as you desire. To get involved with Time to Change York please email Timetochange@yorkcvs.org.uk.
Call 01904 621133