West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday 1 February.
Too often, it’s left to people with mental health problems to talk about mental health. It has often been treated as a taboo subject -; something to only be spoken about in quiet corners. But mental health affects us all, and everyone should feel able to talk about it.
On Time to Talk Day 2018, let’s spread the word that wherever you are, any place can be the right space to talk about mental health -; queuing for the cinema, sitting on a bus, or even in a lift!
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I will continue to campaign for improved mental health services in my role as an MP, as a member of the Health Select Committee and working with local and national partners.
“There are little things we can all do to help break down the stigma around mental health, most importantly, talking about it.
“Too many people with mental health problems are still made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Whether you are at work, at home -; or even up a mountain -; have a conversation about mental health. Conversations have the power to change lives, wherever they take place.
“I’d encourage employers, schools and community groups to all get involved – together we can tackle the stigma of mental health. Take a look at the Time to Talk Day website for ideas and free resources.”
Time to Talk Day takes place every year on the first Thursday in February. It is run by Time to Change, the social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.
The Time to Talk Day website link is: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day-2018/make-most-day