Time to Talk Day – 1 Feb 2024

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation and takes place on 1 February. We have conversations with our family, friends and colleagues on a daily basis, but how often do we really listen to what they are telling us? How often do we actually open up and talk about anything that is really important? Would you be able to recognise if someone was struggling with their mental health?

A national survey in 2018 of over 2,000 people highlighted that asking “How are you?” just once often prompts nothing more than a meaningless exchange. A campaign encouraging people to Ask Twice shows that you genuinely care about their response and means they are more likely to open up about how they are really feeling.

Norwich City football club put this short video together which highlights the importance of talking to those around you – a simple conversation could save a life.


If you want to talk, the University provides many resources which are listed on our wellbeing pages. And if you are talking to anyone today, make a point to Ask Twice, and give them a chance to answer honestly.