Thursday February 4th is this year’s Time To Talk Day.
This day is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness and hopes to encourage conversations about Mental Health and Wellbeing.
One in four of us will at some point in the next three months experience some Mental Health issue.
You are invited to take the time to talk with someone, a colleague, a friend, a relative and start with a simple “How Are You?”
For more information and ideas, visit Time to Change
A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.
We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.
Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.
We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.
Sign up for Time to Talk Day updates and inspiration to help you get the conversation started. https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day
Are you aged between 9 – 25?
Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?
If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here
The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.
We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.
We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.
We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this
Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group
Part of Calderdale Open Minds
…or talk to a friend who feels all at sea?
Surprisingly, for many the jellyfish is the preferred option.
But it need not be.
One in 4 of us experience a mental health problem each year.
It is not unusual.
It is not contagious.
A few words could be all it takes.
Time to Change work to promote discussion around the issues and preconceptions surrounding Mental Health.
It may be that the issue frightens you. It may be that it resonates within you for personal reasons.
It may be Time to Talk.
Visit Time to Change and find out how you can be the difference.
Find out more about Mental Health and how to look after yourself at this Ladies only event on Wednesday 10 October, 9:30am-1:00pm at Madni Mosque, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX1 5LE. There will be speakers of Urdu and Punjabi and Service Providers will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Refreshments will be available.
For further information please contact:
Neelam Singh: 01422 345154
Zeenat Hussain: 07920 082174
Thursday 20 July 10:00 – 13:30 at the VAC offices, Hall Street, Halifax.
What’s the future for the Forum?
The Forum began in January 2013, as a new incarnation of the MPower service user group that had previously run for several years. Since then, the Forum has been integral in influencing the development of Healthy Minds Calderdale’s service provision as well as taking on national mental health concerns at a local level.
The Forum has tackled issues such as;
• Restraint policy and procedures in mental health
• Cutbacks in Art and Psychotherapy provision
• Development of a local crisis care SafeSpace