Why ecdp is taking part in Time to Talk day
Mental health problems might actually be more common than you think. One in four of us will be affected by mental illness in any year. That's why starting a conversation about mental health is important.
It helps people to know they're not alone, it can strengthen relationships between friends, family and colleagues. And it starts to take the taboo out of something that affects us all.
Time to Change, England's biggest mental health anti-stigma programme, run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, aims to get more people talking about mental health than ever before with their 'Time to Talk Day' on Thursday 6 February. Time to Change’s latest advertising campaign aims to show that “It’s the little things which make a big difference” when it comes to mental health – such as having a cup of tea and a chat. And on Time to Talk Day they’re encouraging people to do just that.
We’re supporting Time to Talk Day, which aims to inspire a million conversations - to show that mental health problems are common and having those conversations needn’t be as hard as people sometimes fear.
Our ecdp Ambassador, Robin, will be appearing live on Phoenix FM on 6 February to talk about his own experiences of living with a mental health condition. Tune in, and let's get talking about mental health.
Thursday 07 July 2016 is THE BIG HEALTH DAY from 10am to 3pm.
Disability Essex provided advice, support and a place to socialise for disabled people, their families and carers since 1949 but has closed due to financial difficulties.
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