Wellingborough community leaders and business people joined us on Friday 27th January on the ‘Time to Talk Community Resilience Forum’ on Zoom and in person, to discuss how to help people cope in the town during the cost-of-living crisis. Jonathan, Co-op Member Pioneer Wellingborough, lead the Forum in person at ECO HUB, Glamis Hall, NN8 3RU, where refreshments were also available.
It’s Time to Talk Day on the 2nd February, and as it’s the nation’s biggest mental health conversation that was the theme for this month’s forum. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with the Co-op and with support from Time To Change Wales, See Me and Change Your Mind / Inspire, we will look at how to make space in your day for a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
We had a small presentation during the Community Resilience Forum about ideas on how to take part in Time to Talk Day, from organising an event in your local library or hosting a lunch and learn session to simply sharing information on social media or texting a friend. We all know the more conversations we have, the better life is for everyone. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but a conversation has the power to change lives. Hopefully the presentation might inspire you?
At the start of the forum, everyone was given the chance to introduce themselves and the organisation they represent. There was also the opportunity to network with each other and plenty of time to share events and activities. Do join us for a short presentation and a discussion next time, at 2pm on Friday 24th February, to see if you can help us and to see if we can help you. Register at https://wellingborough.org/site/community-resilience-forum/. We hope that you enjoy the recording of this month’s Community Resilience Forum, see you next month!