As well as it being Children’s Mental Health Week, today has also been designated Time to Talk Day by the mental health organisation, Time to Change. It’s a day when we’re all encouraged to take the opportunity to check in with each other and talk about how we’re feeling.
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
There’s a whole day of online activities available to join on the Time to Talk Day website that anyone can do from home, creating a space to come together and be inspired to start conversations about mental health.
From 10am young people will be able to watch an event called Young Champions – tips for talking about mental health and from 3pm you can join in with a ‘laughter yoga’ class. Then there’s a Bollywood dance class from 5pm and from 6pm, everyone’s favourite kitchen disco queen Sophie Ellis Bextor reads a book called Ruby’s Worries by author and illustrator Tom Percival. Tune in to @sophieellisbextor on Instagram to hear her read or watch via the Time to Talk web page here.