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Time to Talk Day – Virtual Festival – 3-4 February 2021

Time to Talk Day from Time to Change is a chance for thousands of us – schools, workplaces and communities – to join together on one day to tackle the silence and the stigma that still surround mental health. And we won’t let the fact that we can’t see each other face-to-face stop us. 

They are hosting a day of online activities that anyone can join from home – no tickets required! They are creating a space where their supporters can come together and feel the power of being part of something much bigger.

Whether you’re watching as part of a group or simply enjoying the event yourself, they want you to go away feeling inspired to talk about mental health.

You’ll be able to watch the virtual festival and catch up with any sessions you missed on their virtual festival page found here.

Wednesday 3 February

7pm: Time to Talk Day 2021 launch – the power of talking   

A conversation between Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, and representatives from their sister charities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and about the importance of talking mental health and the power that conversation has in tackling stigma.

Thursday 4 February

10am: Young Champions – tips for talking mental health

Ever wanted to check in or support a friend with a mental health problem, but worried about how to go about it? Join two of their Young Champions who will be discussing how small things that anyone can do, can make a big difference. This event is perfect for young people and schools.

12noon: Cooking lunch with Sean

Hang out in Time to Change Champion Sean’s kitchen as he shares his recipe for a tasty salmon lunch. Either cook alongside him or just watch and listen as he talks about healthy cooking and the importance of talking about mental health. If you’d like to cook along with Sean, you can download the list of ingredients below.


1pm: Lunch and learn

Time to Change has worked with more than 1,500 employers over the years to improve attitudes to mental health in the workplace. Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, will host a conversation between Darea Flanagan from E.ON and Jessica Badley from Blood Cancer UK to find out about the small changes that make a big difference in the workplace when it comes to talking more openly about mental health.

3pm: Fontanna’s laughter yoga

It’s time to get laughing as Time to Change Champion Fontanna takes you through a series of exercises that will have you in stitches. Fontanna will also talk about their experience of being a Champion.

5pm: Ridhima’s Bollywood dance

Learn some new moves as Time to Change Champion Ridhima teaches you some key steps. Ridhima regularly uses Bollywood dance as a way of encouraging people to talk about mental health.

Posted on: 2nd February 2021

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