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HEH Mind teams up with Hampshire FA for Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is a national awareness campaign from Time to Change, to help raise awareness of mental health and to help challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health, even today.

Time to Talk Day 2021 takes place on 4th February 2021 and encourages open discussion on the topic of mental health. Communication is key to this campaign and it’s aim is to encourage conversations around mental health and to help shed some of the barriers that still surround it. Nobody should be made to feel low, ashamed, vulnerable or isolated simply because of having mental health problem(s) and instead should be encouraged and championed to speak out and reach out to anyone, from organisations to loved ones, in a non-judgemental and welcoming way that helps to inspire confidence in themselves.

Together Havant & East Hants Mind and Hampshire FA have delivered fortnightly social media Q&A sessions on the topic of ‘mental health within football and our clubs’ to help encourage followers and the football community to respond to various questions and increase interaction at such a time. The fortnightly initiative hosted by Hampshire FA will conclude on the 2nd February with a view to restart later in the year, relaunched during winter months..

To continue playing our part in helping to encourage conversations, we are delighted to be teaming up to support Time to Talk Day 2021. Hampshire FA will promote a weekly activity to help inspire creativity and allow children to open up and connect all whilst keeping the focus on the beautiful game at a time when grassroots football has been brought to a halt (something which has affected many of us in different ways).

Hampshire FA will promote a Time to Talk Day bingo to encourage conversations from the Twitter community, followed by three activities for the following weeks focusing on children and young people. Children do not have to be involved in a youth football club to complete the activity and all are welcome to partake in the weekly activities even if they only have football as an interest.

We look forward to our continued collaboration with Hampshire FA, and thank them for their passion to support local community’s wellbeing. 

To find out more about the activities lead by Hampshire FA click here

Posted on: 22nd January 2021

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