Let’s start a conversation about mental health
We’re supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 February, which is all about getting us talking about mental health. This day is a great opportunity for everyone to have a conversation about mental health – whether that’s texting a friend, chatting to a colleague at lunchtime or organising an event. Talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to be and you don’t need to have all the answers, just listening can make a big difference.
Time to Talk Day may happen once a year, but talking about mental health is not restricted to one day. Every year one in four of us experiences a mental health problem, so here in Southampton we are committed to ensuring we have the right services in place to support people in the city. We have numerous services to support and give advice if you, or someone you know, needs it.
Did you know, there are also now special mental health nurses working at the 111 service? You can contact the 111 team online at or over the phone
To find out more about all the mental health services and support available in Southampton, please see this list.
This year Time to Change, who lead on Time to Talk Day, have got plenty of resources to get conversations started. This includes the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing, perfect for colleagues, family members and friends.
Here in Southampton we also have a Time to Change Hub run by local Time to Change Champions. Find out more from the team and how you can sign up to be a Time to Change champion: twitter.com/TTCSotonPompey