We're proudly supporting Time to Talk Day (4 February), we know that while such campaigns throw a spotlight on these hugely important topics, support and advice helps throughout the year.
Our Think4Brum young person’s group have offered their own personal advice for Time to Talk Day, which this year is focusing is on the power of small – because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.
Stay connected: Dedicate some time each week to connecting with others. Remember you are not alone. Talk to others about how you are feeling. This could be friends, family or dedicated helpline. Give them a call and make sure to ask when you need help. Mental Health is not a destination but a process; it’s about how you drive, not where you’re going
Try new things that push you outside your comfort zone to help build resilience and self-esteem
Sharing your worries or feelings to a loved one can be very courageous
When dealing with poor mental health you don’t always feel brave, but learning to carry on and finding coping mechanisms that work for you is a true act of bravery
Visit our Forward Thinking Birmingham website for information of the mental health support that continues to be available for children and young people in the city, along with useful self-care resources and advice.