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Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day 2020 may well have been Somerset’s best yet. Under the banner of Somerset Speaks Up, there were events running across the county which aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Here we managed to speak to hundreds of people and ensure that they were making time to talk. With 1 in 4 of us expected to encounter mental health difficulties, Time to Talk Day promotes conversations between colleagues, friends or loved ones about mental health. Something so simple can make a huge difference to someone you know – make sure you take the time to truly listen to how the people you ask are feeling.

Here is a reminder of what we did this year:

Sunday

02/02/2020

10:00-15:00

Rusty Road 2 Recovery

Lazy Sunday/Car Show

Thursday

06/02/2020

10.00 -13.00

Minehead Hospital Reception Area

Free Coffee Morning

Thursday

06/02/2020

10:30-12:30

Wiveliscombe Library

Social Contact Stall

Thursday

06/02/2020

10:30-14:30

Beach Hotel, Minehead

Tai Chi, Fun and Food

Thursday

06/02/2020

10:00-16:00

Compass Wellbeing Centre, Taunton

Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga

Thursday

06/02/2020

11:00-16:00

Rugby Club, Chard

Laughter Yoga

Friday

07/02/2020

10:00-15:00

Gateway, Yeovil

Tea and Talk, with Cake!

Saturday

08/02/2020

10:00-13:00

Clark’s Village, Street

Interactive Stand

 

In addition to this, 2BU attended events in colleges around the county, speaking with young people to end stigma and discrimination, 10 Radio in Wiveliscombe ran several pieces on Time to Talk and we even managed to get on a podcast. Here is to hoping next year is bigger and better!

We are grateful for support from:

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