We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.
Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.
We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.
Sign up for Time to Talk Day updates and inspiration to help you get the conversation started. https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day
Are you aged between 9 – 25?
Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?
If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here
The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.
We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.
We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.
We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this
Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group
Part of Calderdale Open Minds
…or talk to a friend who feels all at sea?
Surprisingly, for many the jellyfish is the preferred option.
But it need not be.
One in 4 of us experience a mental health problem each year.
It is not unusual.
It is not contagious.
A few words could be all it takes.
Time to Change work to promote discussion around the issues and preconceptions surrounding Mental Health.
It may be that the issue frightens you. It may be that it resonates within you for personal reasons.
It may be Time to Talk.
Visit Time to Change and find out how you can be the difference.
Time Out is a project for young people, created by young people to give a space to allow you to develop in whatever way suits you best. Fortunately, mental health is no longer a taboo subject and Time Out are recruiting volunteers to spread awareness of the help available for those with issues of self-harm, body image or self-esteem.
There are creative opportunities in graphic design, web development or or other media such as film and photography. On a more physical level there are opportunities in sports, performing arts, music and gaming.
Perhaps even more importantly, is the experience of being part of a team that will help your CV as well as your life-skills.
Time Out is currently looking for volunteers who can not only develop their own skills but help others to do the same.
If you think that, with help and assistance, you could help others, or even would like to discuss without any commitment, then call Annie on 01422 345154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Minds has been delivering mental health education and anti-stigma sessions in Calderdale’s schools and community groups for the past five years. With a welcome and growing focus on children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, our work on Open Minds has been joining up with lots of other organisations’ work for young people – all of which has brought Calderdale to this point.
The name “Open Minds” has been adopted for the overall programme that includes all the various projects that support emotional wellbeing in children and young people, so we are changing our name to avoid confusion and what we’ve been doing under the Open Minds name is becoming part of Time Out.
We’ll be running introductory workshops for organisations who may be interested in being part of Time Out:
- Monday 19 June 11am – 1pm
- Tuesday 20 June 10:30am – 12:30pm
- Wednesday 21 June 10:30am – 12:30pm
At VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY. You only need to come to one of the workshops.
Find out what Time Out is all about and how your organisation can get involved. This is open to any organisation that offers activities that support young people’s wellbeing, to whatever extent. If you work with young people, we’d like to talk with you about Time Out.
All are welcome but please book a place on 01422 345154 or by email to email@example.com