I have noticed that the time to talk day is very high profile in the media, online and in national adverts, and so it should be.

Mental health is so high profile at the moment and the time to talk day is no different. This is something that is close to my heart, as I struggle to tell my loved ones how I feel. I’d rather help them rather than ask for help.

I find writing things down easier and expressing myself through art and music.

The website has really shown me that I can speak out and I will try and say how I feel on the 6th of February.  Check out the website for resources and useful information how to get involved timetotalk

In the meantime please have a read of my poem I wrote about the importance of speaking out:

Chatter, banter, tweet and post

This way of talking is easier than most

Text, emoji and WhatsApp

If I pick up the phone I get into a flap

It’s never about me

I choose to be this way

On the 6 February it’s Time to Talk day

Chatter, banter, tweet and post

This way of talking is easier than most

 

Text, emjoi and WhatsApp

If I pick up the phone I get into a flap

This makes me feel like a media ghost

Not a real connection, this is what I need the most

It’s time to change

Find my own way

Speak to friend or my Mum

It’s an important step for my mental health

Let’s get it done!

 Written by Laura Nellist – SSNMH/Toolbox Volunteer