Time to Talk Day
Thursday 07 February 2019
“On Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health. This years’ Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits, close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.”
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year, yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. Your attitude to mental health could change someone’s life.
This year, our academy is supporting Time to Talk Day by raising awareness about mental health to end mental health discrimination. Our staff will be delivering ‘drop-in sessions’ for both staff and students – a relaxed, informal environment where anyone in the academy can drop by and have conversations about mental health and learn ways to be supportive, resilient and courageous.
Our pastoral team will be on hand to help individuals who may want to seek advice on issues regarding mental health - how to combat cyber bullying, coping with exam stress, or learning how to be there for a friend who needs time to talk.
Virtues Expositions – watch videos of our students talking about issues regarding mental health and well-being.
Time to Talk Day – A growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.