Time to Talk Day – 3rd February 2022

Today is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation! Time to Talk Day 2022 is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, and is all about encouraging the public to have meaningful conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health and by talking about it we can support ourselves and others. If you would like to learn more and get involved, follow this link to the official time to talk day website.

Our colleagues at Bookboon have pulled together some useful conversation starters for UHCW staff below. If you didn’t already know, Bookboon provides access to over 1,500 free, downloadable podcasts and textbooks to support your personal development. Topics include mindfulness, self-confidence, stress management, work-life balance and much, much more.

Access to Bookboon can be found via TrustNav. Simply search for Bookboon and use the link on the Library Quick Links page. Anything you download is yours to keep!


Bookboon’s suggestions for Time to Talk Day 2022:

Mental Health: how to look after yourself and others and come out stronger [podcast]
Julie Hogbin talks about Mental Health in this podcast. The importance of realising what it is and how it affects individuals plus the reality of what we need to do to maintain it.

Work, Lifestyle Stress and Your Long-term Health [podcast]
Anne Bavelaar teaches you some easy tricks to improve your physical and mental health to benefit you during your working day. She also reveals the secret and science behind her Power Breaks.

Micro Talk: Active Listening [podcast]
Learn the useful acronym R.A.S.E to demonstrate that you are actively listening and taking notice.

How to Start a Difficult Conversation [eBook]
Research shows that 25% of people put off having a difficult conversation for over a year. This book examines techniques and approaches to undertake honest and positive conversations in no time.

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