14 January 2016
It's almost #TimeToTalk Day - What's happening in Bristol?
Join the conversation on
Thursday 4th February 2016 and let's
get talking about mental health.
What is Time to Talk Day?
Time to Talk Day is organised by national mental health
anti-stigma campaign Time to Change. It's a day when organisations,
groups and individuals will organise events that start
conversations about mental health. In Bristol, the Time to Talk
events are known as 'Brizzle Buzz'.
Who is hosting Time to Talk events in Bristol?
On Time to Talk Day...
Contact Liz Andrews on 0117 9070565 for details.
The Greenway Centre will be hosting a coffee morning in their
café where people can stop by for a chat. The Greenway Centre,
Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol. Contact: Letty Anderton, 0740
Healthwatch Bristol will be hosting an event at the Vassall
Centre (to be confirmed, details to follow). The Vassall Centre,
Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
12th February - Southmead Development Trust will be
screening the film 'Inside Out' with discussions, food and
family-friendly activities on offer. The Greenway Centre, Doncaster
Road, Southmead 9.45am - 1pm. Contact Letty Anderton:
13th February - Join Incredible Edible at their
Edible Park opposite St Mary Redcliffe Church for some therapeutic
gardening and a chat about mental health. 12pm - 3pm. Visit www.ediblebristol.org.uk
More events are being planned - watch this space.
Run your own event!
There's still time to get on board if you'd like to plan your
own event. Maybe you'd like to run an open mic night or plan a bake
sale. Maybe you're an actor or a singer and you'd like to put on a
performance. Maybe you've got an existing event, like a book group
or an exercise class, and you'd like to give it a mental health
theme. Or maybe you'd just like to host a coffee morning to start
conversations about mental health.
Whatever you want to do, we'd be happy to hear about it. You
don't have to host an event on Time to Talk Day itself - we're
supporting events throughout February 2016.
The most important part of running a Time to Change event is
starting conversations. The events should be designed to bring
together people with and without experiences of mental health
problems to interact and learn from each other.
How to plan your event
Need to boost numbers? Get in touch with CASS on email@example.com and we
can help publicise your event
Want some free training in how to run an event? Contact Liz
Andrews on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0117 9070565
Need funding? The Time to Change Champions Fund is still open
for applications until 18th January. Visit www.wellspringhlc.org/cass
for more information.
Need some posters and other resources? Download them from the
Time to Change website: www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday-resources.
Or contact us if you would like hard copies.
Want to talk about it on social media? Use the hashtag
Need further advice and support? Come along to Hamilton House on
January at 5.30 - 7pm for support with your event, including how to
start conversations, safeguarding, expenses and much
Stay in touch
or call 0117 304 1400 and ask to speak to a member of the Community
Access Support Service (CASS) team
Liz Andrews, Time to Change Bristol Administrator - email@example.com