Supportive communities that talk and listen help people to feel:
connected to others and feel good in themselves
seen and heard
comfortable asking for help when they need it
Time to Talk Day on 3 February
It can be difficult to talk about mental wellbeing.
That’s why, Co-op is partnering with mental health organisations to spark the UK’s biggest conversation about mental health.
Everyone can take part. Organise an activity that brings your community together to talk, listen and change lives.
1Plan your activity
You can do anything that will encourage people to talk.
Try these activity ideas:
true or false quiz
coffee and chat
walk and talk in the park
People might not want to talk about how they’re feeling. Instead, try general, light-hearted topics of conversation. Is there a celebrity you admire for speaking up about mental health? You could chat about that.
Here are more ideas to get your community talking.
2Find a place to chat
You could meet outdoors or indoors at places like:
parks, gardens and allotments
churches and halls
gyms, leisure centres and sports clubs
scout huts and youth clubs
For more advice, read our guide about how to look for a venue.
Or organise an online activity by reading how to set up an online activity.
3Invite people to your activity
You can promote your activity for free on Co-operate.
Plus, you’ll receive a free kit if you’re one of the first 40 people to add an activity.
The kit includes:
coffee, tea and sugar
paper napkins and plates
Co-op food voucher
To claim your kit:
add your activity before 23 January 2022. Include Time to Talk Day in the name.
email email@example.com with a link to your activity page and delivery address. This must be a residential address.
we’ll reply to your email to let you know if you can get a kit. Then, post it to you for free.
When you add your activity, we’ll publish your page on our website straight away.
Anyone who’s interested can book a place. We’ll let you know who’s coming.
4Download your resource pack
We’ve created branded Time to Talk Day resources for you to print or share online.
Social media images
Join the conversation by including this hashtag in your post: #TimeToTalk
Other digital resources
5Continue the conversation
Regular chats are important for other people’s mental health and your own. So, keep up the conversation after 3 February.
We’ve also put together tips about how to look after your mental wellbeing.
Share your story
Do you have a story about how your community has come together to support each other?
We'd love to share your story on our website to encourage other people to get or offer support.