What is Time To Talk Day?
Mental Health is something we all have in common, so by opening up and talking about it, we can support both ourselves and others. Time To Talk Day is run by a combination of charities and awareness groups – Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Co-op – and aims to create more conversations about mental health than ever before. It was launched in 2014 and has since been bringing vital campaigns to end stigma and discrimination around our mental health.
Why is it important?
One in four adults will experience problems with their mental health in one year, but there still remains certain barriers as to why we don’t talk openly about our feelings. Opening up conversations about our mental wellbeing is essential in creating supportive communities and reducing the hurdles faced during periods of difficulty.
How is LibraryPlus involved?
We are all about wellbeing at LibraryPlus! At the WISE campus, you can find loads of helpful resources including a five-minute meditation recording to be scanned via QR code if you need a moment to relax. And, of course, heaps of books focused on looking after your mental health. Check out our recommendations below, or come in for a browse!
Boys Don’t Try by Mark Roberts
Chase The Rainbow by Poorna Bell
The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan
Shoot The Damn Dog by Sally Brampton
Stress Proof by Mitchu Storoni
Looking After Your Mental Health by Alice James