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Time to Talk Update

Time to Talk Update

Thursday, 10 April

Following on from the Steps to Wellbeing's successful support of the national Time to Talk Day held on 6 February 2014, a national press release has been issued by the campaign and that nationally, together there were 1,066,506 conversations.

Thousands of you talked,tweeted, and made cups of tea and together we really got England talking aboutmental health. Havea look at our infographic to see how we made it past our million milestone.

The day was jam packed withevents and over 1,000 activities taking places across the country. You canstill catch up with our live blog from the day to get a flavour of what wenton.

But the day was about so muchmore than just the numbers. You have told us about how the day provokedmany inspiring, stigma busting and even life-changing conversations, and madeit possible to talk more openly about mental health – which is what we need todo in order to break down stigma and discrimination. We surveyed people whotook part and 93% said that Time to Talk Day made them feel more able to speakout about mental health.

If you didn’t get achance to plan something for the day this year, or you did and you’re feelinginspired to do more, get Thursday 5 February 2015 in your diary now. After thesuccess of the first ever Time to Talk Day, we’re going to be doing it againnext year and we’ll be in touch to let you know more soon. In the meantime,there are lots of other ways you can get involved in Time to Change - clickhere to find out more.

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