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Time to Talk Day 2024 – Events

This year’s theme is “What I really mean”

The theme this year was shaped by the voices of lived experience participants in interviews and surveys earlier this summer. Before the partners started developing ideas, they made sure that participants’ thoughts and reflections would help inform the whole creative process.

The phrase, ‘What I really mean’ stuck out the most with the audiences – the idea that we hide our true feelings behind ‘automatic’ answers was something people really related to.

Local impact

As part of the Mind family, we’re putting our weight behind the campaign, using it as a good reason to #GetDorsetTalking on 1st February.

We are hosting two drop-in events across Dorset, one in Shaftesbury Library in the north and the other at Bournemouth University. Both will be held between 10am and 2pm.

We’ve invited our friends at Citizens Advice to join us at both locations alongside our staff who will be providing information and mental health signposting. Citizens Advice will be able to provide information to people impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis, and the range of services they also offer.

We’ll also be accompanied by a Co-Op Pioneer in Shaftesbury, who oversees their charitable work. 

Drop in…

No appointment is needed; our friendly teams will be waiting to speak with you!

Find us at –
Shaftesbury Library: Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AE.
Bournemouth Library: The Atrium Cafe, Poole House, Talbot Campus, Poole. 

Speakers Collective online panel

Our CEO, Linda O’Sullivan is also speaking as a guest panellist on Speakers Collective ‘Meaningful Conversation,’ hosted by our Ambassador Chandy Green, himself a keynote speaker.

Melanie Costas of Rural Mental Health Matters and motivational speaker is also guesting alongside Linda and six esteeemed guests.

Taking place online, between 7-8pm, find out more and register here – it’s FREE.

Download resources

Visit the Time to Talk Day website to find out more or download resources such as posters and social media graphics. 

Citizens Advice

Find out more about Citizens Advice in Shaftesbury here, and Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole here. 

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