Get involved with Time to Talk Day

Love Hastings Love Yourself supported World Mental Health Day 2016 SUS-170113-122557001
Love Hastings Love Yourself supported World Mental Health Day 2016 SUS-170113-122557001

Love Hastings Love Yourself will be holding an event as part of a nationwide push to get people talking more openly about mental health.

Time to Talk Day, on Thursday, February 2, is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Time to Talk Day aims to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. Since its launch in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online, and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff and Stephen Fry.

Love Hastings Love Yourself will join hundreds of other groups, organisations, schools and members of the public, who will all be having conversations about mental health on Time to Talk Day.

Activities planned for the day by Love Hastings Love Yourself will include an all-day Marathon Open Mike, and there will be a series of healing, creative and informative workshops.

The group is putting a call out to musicians, stand ups, singers, choirs, clowns, creative and healing workshop facilitators, artists and anyone who has anything to offer that may start a conversation on the day.

Contact Sharon Rhodes at monalisa73@hotmail.co.uk or message the Love Hastings Love Yourself Facebook page to book a slot between the hours of 11am to 11pm. The event will take place at The Palace, White Rock.

Sharon Rhodes, local Time To Change champion coordinator, said: “Hastings is 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.”

Visit www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday.

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