Time to Talk Day books to get conversation started

man in black jacket sitting on brown couch on Time To Talk Day as we look at the best books

Time to Talk Day 2023 takes place today on February 2nd, where we’re sharing our top books all about conversations around mental health. Our top Time to Talk Day books are a great starting point to boost your own emotional development and get chatting. This is an opportunity to open up a discussion about wellbeing and mental health with friends, family, colleagues or neighbours using these fantastic titles as inspiration!

It is the UK’s largest mental health conversation, and it is run by charities 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. Talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but a conversation has the power to change lives. Use the hashtag #TimeToTalk on social media to start a chat with others or it can be as simple as texting a friend.

According to Mind, there are so many reasons why Time to Talk Day is vital. Here are just a few:

  • Every year, one in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem.
  • Talking helps to create supportive communities which can empower us to seek help when we need it.
  • By opening up the conversation about mental health, we can support both ourselves and others.

Best books for Time To Talk Day

📚 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

📚 This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health: A journey into the heartland of psychiatry by Nathan Filer

📚 Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? By Dr Julie Smith

📚 It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis

📚 Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication by Oren Jay Sofer

📚 What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence by Michele Filgate

We’ve looked at staying connected in an early podcast episode, so check out how to talk with others.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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