Time to Talk Day is part of Time to Change’s growing social movement and is working to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.
Mental health problems affect one in four people, yet people are still afraid to talk about it.
The aim is to get the nation talking on 2 February 2023 and encourages players, coaches, fans and the local community to talk about mental health on Time to Talk Day.
Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.
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.
There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health and you don’t have to be an expert to talk. However, you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
We at Sussex County FA have been doing our own bit for mental health awareness with our staff recently taking part in RED January. RED January is a challenge to get you active for every day in January to improve your mental health during what can be a difficult month for people.
Our Projects Manager, Paul Saunders, finished the month off having completed 259,20km of activity, this is a fantastic achievement.
Jade Harker, Development Manager decided to use the month to try a variety of new or hardly tried activities such as Mountain Hiking, Skateboarding.
Jade had this to say: “Red January for me, is a really great reason to keep up my motivation when it comes to being active and knowing my colleagues were also doing this, really spurred me on.
We are pleased to say we raised a total of £160!
For further information on Time to Talk Day please contact:
Time to Change
T: 020 8215 2356