Take part in the Time to Talk Day 2015 by taking 5 minutes out of your day to have a conversation with someone nearby about mental health. In Ballymena we want to encourage anyone reading to join in – it only takes 5 minutes.

Time to Talk Day - Encouraging Ballymena to talk about Mental Health

Time to Talk Day – Encouraging Ballymena to talk about Mental Health

The Time to Talk Day website says:

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. That’s not right and it’s why we need your help today to break the silence and end the stigma.

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health, so you don’t need to be an expert to have a conversation today. Take 5 with a friend to find out how they’re doing, watch and share our film or have a conversation online – these are all small things you can do to make a big difference.

After you have had your chat you can go to the website and log your 5 minutes on the interactive counter. The Time to Talk team are aiming to clock up 24 hours worth of conversations by the end of the day. Imagine how many people will have been helped by just a quick 5 minute conversation to get their worries off their chest. We had our chat already here in the Ballymena Today HQ and hope that you take the challenge today too.