Time to Talk

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Time to Talk Day 2018 is on the 1st February. The more we talk about mental health, the better life is for all of us. We know that around one in four people will experience a mental health problem this year, yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen to change lives. More information on Time to Talk Day.

There are lots of things that you can do in Islington to increase your wellbeing.

Talk a stroll in one of the many green spaces in Islington, or join a walking group.

If you are a dad, why not visit one of our Champion Dads activities this month, and meet other fathers during the month?

Why not try a new activity? Learning new things is really good for your mental health. Find out what events are happening in Islington.

If you are struggling with your mental health, and would like further support:

The Direct Action Project is a mental health awareness project working with young people aged 11-24 years, the parents of young children and Islington-based staff working with either of these groups. The project runs FREE workshops, creative projects and staff training to increase general understanding around mental health and break-down stigma. The Direct Action Project is part of The Peel Institute, a long-established community organisation. For more details email Emma

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, runs a Wellbeing Service, which aims to break down the taboos around mental health and improve people’s mental and physical health. The volunteer Mental Health Champions raise awareness at events and out in the community, spreading positive messages about mental wellbeing in their neighbourhoods. Manor Gardens also support people to find the right services for them through information and signposting, and where appropriate help them to access them.  For more details send them an email.

Find tips on how to talk about mental health and support someone you know.

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