Time to Talk Day 03/02/2022
This year, in recognition of Time to Talk day, Mind in Croydon set up a stand at East Croydon Station, kindly supported by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). Our aim was to raise awareness of mental health and to encourage people to talk. Whether someone is concerned about their own mental health or the mental health of a family member, friend or colleague, having a conversation is a good place to start and can be the beginning of a recovery process.
Peter, Cara and Katherine from Mind in Croydon, and Katrina from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), were there on the day to engage with the public, open positive conversations and shared lots of free information about mental health and self-care.
We had dozens of helpful conversations, some with people struggling with their own mental health because of bereavement or loneliness, for example, others simply looking for advice and information on self-care and how to look after their own mental health. And we managed to talk with GTR staff and Passenger Safety Officers.
It was great to see the Time-to-Talk campaign advertised on the digital screens within the station, too.
Mind in Croydon would like to thank to Govia Thameslink Railway and the Pension Protection Fund for their support, and to recognise the generosity of passers-by who helped by donating pounds and pennies to support our work.
Posted on: 3rd March 2022