Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest annual mental health conversation. It’s a day for friends, families, communities and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day 2024 will take place on Thursday 1st February 2024. It’s run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with Co-op for the third year running. Across the UK, the campaign is delivered by See Me in Scotland, Inspire in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales.

The theme in 2024 is: Say What You Really Mean. The more conversations we have, the better life is for everyone. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy and it’s even harder sometimes to discuss what’s actually going on. But a conversation has the power to change lives. 

Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue.

Sometimes, it’s easier to tell people we’re “fine”, “grand”, or “ok” than it is to say how we really feel. 

So, let’s do it! Let’s talk about mental health! Let’s get the nation talking!

Time to Talk Day








How to take part

Time to Talk Day is a great way to introduce conversations about mental health into your daily life. You could host a tea-and-talk event in your community centre, put up some posters on a community notice board or run a lunch-and-learn in the office. It could even be as simple as texting a friend. However you do it, start a conversation about mental health. Want some inspiration? We have some ideas for you below!


From community walks to tea-and-talk events, use these ideas to help you organise activities in your community.

Sports Clubs

Get your athletes, coaches, fans and local community talking by checking out our handy suggestions.


Make Time to Talk Day a key fixture in your organisation’s calendar by looking through our suggestions.

Young People

Check out our suggestions to help spark conversations in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups.


Talking Tips

Time to Talk Day is all about being open to the idea of talking – we all have mental health and we can help ourselves, and others, by having conversations about it. 

If someone does open up about their mental health, we recognise that it might not always be easy to know what to say in response. But it doesn’t need to be awkward and just being there for someone can make a huge difference.

There is no right way to talk about mental health. But these tips can help you approach it in a positive way.

Time to Talk Day on Social Media

Taking part in Time to Talk Day 2024 can be as simple as posting on social media. Not sure what to write? Use these ideas to get started.

#TimeToTalk Day is on 1st February! How will you have a conversation about mental health?

This #TimeToTalk Day, I’m talking about mental health because [insert reason that you’re getting involved].

#TimetoTalk Day is the perfect opportunity to have a conversation about mental health. Let’s talk about how we really feel!

Signposting to support

We know conversations about mental health can be hard if you don’t know where to get support. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. The Community Wellbeing website is home to really helpful resources and information on services. Click on the button below to visit the website.