Community Trust back Time to Talk Day
In recognition of Time to Talk Day, Swansea City Community Trust has organised two 'Walk and Talk' sessions at the Liberty Stadium.
These sessions will give staff the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the fresh air by leaving the office and taking a walk with each other – a chance to talk and clear the mind.
Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change Wales, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Hafal and Mind Cymru.
Rachal Minchinton, head of opportunity management at Hafal - Swansea City AFC’s main charity partner this season - has welcomed the Community Trust's recognition of Time to Talk Day, with activities planned to break down the stigma around mental health.
It is hoped the day will enable more people to feel able to talk about their mental health and how they are feeling. Time to Talk Day aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health.
One in four of us will experience an issues regarding our mental health in any given year, but many of us refuse to talk about it.
Starting a conversation about mental health may seem daunting but simply sending a text, checking in on a friend or sharing something on social media can break the ice. More tips can be found at: www.timetochangewales.org.uk/timetalkday.
Caroline Gwilym, the Trust’s health and wellbeing officer said: “We are taking part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about. Having these all-important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change.”
Likewise, Lowri Wyn Jones, programme manager of Time to Change Wales, said: “Conversations have the power to change lives – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.
"Time to Talk Day is the one day of the year when we want the whole nation to have a mental health conversation.”
Sometimes it is easier to walk side by side rather than face to face. Why not give it a try?
For information about Time to Talk Day and how you can get involved please visit www.timetochangewales.org.uk/timetotalkday.