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30 Jan 2024

This week’s wellbeing blog is about Time to Talk Day. It is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day 2024 will take place 1 February 2024. It’s run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and is being delivered in partnership with Co-op for the third year running. 

The more conversations we have, the better life is for everyone. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy and sometimes it’s even harder to say how you really feel. But a conversation has the power to change lives. If talking feels awkward, why not check out these Talking Tips.

Time to Talk Day also coincides with Friendly February from Action for Happiness. You can find each day’s action towards a friendlier February in the Porter’s Lodge on Central Site. You could even use these actions as a conversation starter!

And please remember, if you need advice or someone to talk to in college, you can discuss this with your Tutor, the Wellbeing Team (, or the Acting Dean of Chapel (The Reverand Jennifer Totney). And for peer support, there are also the JCR and MCR representatives.

To find out more about the services provided by the University and the students’ union, please visit the University’s student support pages.

With best wishes from the Wellbeing Team