Blackburn with Darwen Supports Time to Talk Day

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Residents in Blackburn with Darwen are being encouraged to choose to talk about mental health this Time to Talk Day, Thursday 6th February. Blackburn with Darwen Time to Change Hub is working to change the way we all think and act about mental health conditions. Events will be taking place across the borough to get as many people talking as possible.

Activities planned in support of Time to Talk Day include:

  • 3rd Feb, 10am-12pm (Darwen Library, Knott St, Darwen BB3 3BU): Darwen Library Craft Group are hosting an open craft morning and encouraging all abilities to come and have some creative conversations.
  • 3rd Feb, 1pm-3pm (Care Network Hub, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG):  With Pain We Live are a local community group who provide peer support to those with chronic pain. For Time to Talk Day they’re opening their doors and asking people to come along to drink tea and talk!
  • 4th Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm (Coffee Exchange, 13-15 Fleming Square, Blackburn BB2 2DG): Thoughts and Notes community group will be tackling mental health stigma and discrimination at their weekly meeting.
  • 6th Feb, 10am-2pm (The Mall, Victoria Court, 25 Church St, Blackburn BB1 5AF): Step into our Time to Change Cinema and hear real stories from our wonderful Time to Change Champions.

Jo Loughran, Director of Time to Change, said: “Conversations have the power to change lives – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem. Time to Talk Day is the one day of the year when we want the whole nation to have mental health conversations.”

Time to Change Blackburn with Darwen is a partnership of local organisations and champions who are committed to changing local attitudes towards mental health. We are part of a network of Hubs across England supported by the learning and resources of Time to Change to deliver mental health anti-stigma campaigns in our community.

For information about Time to Talk Day and how you can get involved please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday.