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Staff and governors from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be at Waitrose in Uttoxeter on Thursday 1 February to talk about mental health.

They are taking part in Time to Talk Day, a national initiative run by Time to Change which campaigns to end mental health stigma.

Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

Since Time to Talk Day first launched in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online.

Everyone is welcome to stop by for a cup of tea and a chat between 9:30 and 15:30.

Dr Sarah Watts, Clinical Lead for the Burton and Uttoxeter Primary Care Mental Health Team said “Time to Talk Day is a chance for us all to be more open about mental health, to talk, to listen and to change lives. Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems, not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all”.

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