Time to Talk Day 2018 takes place today, Thursday 1st February. In what is a huge moment for the Mental Health Programme See Me, it is the first time all the UK wide anti-stigma partners have come together to get people talking about mental health.
Too many people with mental health problems still feel isolated, worthless and ashamed, and Linda Fabiani MSP is asking everyone to support Time to Talk Day and open up about their mental health in an effort to end stigma and discrimination.
“Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject and the subject is only spoken about in quiet corners. Mental health affects us all, and it is for everyone to feel able to talk about it.
“On Time to Talk Day 2018, we need to send the message that wherever you are, any place can be the right place to talk about mental health.
“Conversations have the power to change lives, wherever they take place. Employers, schools and community groups should all get involved. We can tackle the stigma of mental health, and I encourage everyone to look at the Time to Talk Day website for further ideas and resources.”
Pictured is Linda at a recent EK Ladies Natter meeting.