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Support Time to Talk Day

30 Jan 2020

Our University made a public commitment in June 2013 to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination by signing the Time to Change pledge

Time to Talk

In signing the Time to Change pledge our University is committed to help raise awareness and to tackle the stigma around mental health for our staff and students.

One in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year (Mind), yet there continues to be stigmas and misconceptions around mental health.

6 February is Time to Talk Day, a day for the nation to take 5 minutes to have a conversation about mental health and tackle the stigma surrounding it. 

On this day, we’re asking students and staff to: 

  • Take a Break – come and join us on 6 February at the Atrium, University Place (drop in session 12pm-2pm) to chat and mingle with colleagues and students over a cup of coffee and a cake
  • Talk – don’t bottle things up. Talk to an advisor, a friend or counsellor – you can tell us your story or even have a conversation #TimeToTalk
  • Get Informed – about the services available for you or someone you know  
  • Do something small – that can make a big difference. Send a postcard to a friend or colleague and tag us @UoMEandD. Meet with friends, take part in an activity or join a staff network group 

Get involved and make a difference 

Join our new peer support group

In February a new peer support group ‘Stress at Work’ is launching – find out more.