Time to Talk Day 2019 is taking place on Thursday 7 February. However you do it, make a conversation about mental health.
However you do it, make a conversation about mental health
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.
This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.
However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
Mumbler can help – join the Ryedale, Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Mumbler Chat Group. This is a great place where we can support each other as we go through the daily struggles of parent hood. Do ask if you are looking for a fellow parent to do something with. These posts always get a fantastic reaction. If you don’t feel like you would like to post it yourself, I am happy to post it anonymously.
These 5 things can help mental well being and here is how us, as Mum’s can help…
Give to others – Even the smallest act can count whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Have a chat with the new Mum who comes to playgroup looking nervous. It may have been a massive effort for her to get to the playgroup and a friendly chat or smile will make her day, making the effort seem worthwhile. Weekly Classes page may help – visit the website HERE
Connect – Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Again this can be fellow Mum’s at Playgroup, Activities, the Nursery door etc. A smile and a few words can go a long way.
Be active – Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. There a some lovely adult fitness classes were you can take you baby along with you. Suggestions HERE
Keep learning – Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.
Be mindful – Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.
Do share this with your friends and hold out a helping hand.