Time To Talk Day is an annual national event, that aims to promote talking time to talk about mental health. 

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it – talking about mental health problems and sharing real life stories helps to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.

This year, Time to Talk Day took place on Thursday 6th February. Across Bristol, there were meetups, stalls and activities going on. However, talking about mental health and busting mental health stigma is a 365-day-a-year activity! There’s still Time to Talk-related events and activities going on. Take a look what’s still to come below.

What’s Coming Up

Talking and Sharing – Greenway Centre Cafe – Tuesday 25th February 14:00 – 15:30

Join CASS networker David at the Greenway Centre Cafe for a conversation about what it means to talk meaningfully about mental health. All welcome. Click here to download the poster for the event!

Hearing it from the Underside: panel discussion and record launch – Rough Trade Bristol Thursday 27th February 18:30 – 22:00

In collaboration with the Bristol Time to Change Champions Fund, Samantha Lindo is holding a Q&A discussion as part of the launch of her latest record at Rough Trade Bristol. Joining Samantha will be mental health expert Rebecca Jackson, who will be reflecting on the themes of her music; lessons from their own friendship; and be giving a talk on how to both listen and speak from the underside. For more details and to book your free ticket, click here.

Activities that have already taken place for Time to Talk Day 2020


Join the Bristol Time to Change Hub in Corn Street, Bristol

Members of the Bristol Hub team will be hosting a stall in St Nicholas Market, Bristol City Centre, chatting with passers-by and featuring creative projects and performances from local Time to Change Champions. Are you free to join them? Click here to sign up.

Speaking Up: Spoken Word and Poetry Free Event – Urban Word Collective – Kuumba Centre – 19:30 to 21:30

The Shine On suicide prevention campaign is partnering with the Urban Word Collective to put on an event featuring local spoken word performers and poets, shining a light on mental health and social isolation. Click here for more information about the event and to book your space.

Time to Talk Coffee Morning with The Hub Lockleaze

Join The Hub at Lockleaze for a cuppa and a chat. There will be games and fun and a guest speaker who will share her story. You and your friends and neighbours can pop in from 10:30 – 12:00. Feel free to bring a cake to share! Click here for more information about the event, or contact The Hub on 0117 914 1129, or email .

CASS Bristol at Greenway Centre Café

Pop along to see CASS Bristol’s North Bristol Networker David Anyinsah at the Greenway Centre Café for a chat and to find out more about starting conversations about mental health.

Create Pom Poms for the Sunflower Suicide Prevention Project at Boston Tea Party Whiteladies

This Time to Talk Day, join the Sunflower Gal and the Sunflower Suicide Prevention Project team at Boston Tea Party on Whiteladies Road – they’re making time to talk about mental health whilst knitting pom poms for the Sunflower Suicide Prevention Project. Click here for more information. 

Changes Bristol – Afternoon Activities – Barton Hill Settlement

The team at Changes Bristol have put together an afternoon of activities to mark Time to Talk Day. Volunteers and staff will be sharing some of their skills and some of the things that help them with their self-care. It’ll take place at The Terrace Room at Barton Hill Settlement between 14:00 – 17:00. It’s free and if you’d like to attend, please RSVP so that the team can get an idea of numbers by emailing  or ringing 0117 941 1123. Click here to read the programme of activities they’ve got planned!

Time to Talk at Asda Bedminster

Join Bristol Mental Health’s ACE service tomorrow at the Asda superstore in Bedminster for tea, coffee, cake, signposting and conversation. The session will take place between 11:00 – 15:00 on Time to Talk Day afternoon. Click here for more information (please note: the event page may indicate different times/dates – we have had it confirmed to us that the event takes place between 11:00 – 15:00).

Changes Bristol – Pub Quiz – The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer 

The Changes team are also running a pub quiz on the evening of Time to Talk Day. The event will be raising money for the services that Changes run, supporting those struggling with mental health in Bristol. The quiz will take place downstairs in The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer from 19:30. £5 entry per person. After the huge success of last year’s quiz, please RSVP to secure your team a table. Click here for more details about the quiz.

North vs South Bowling Challenge – Outdoor Lads – The Lanes

OutdoorLads is a friendly group of gay, bisexual and trans men who get together to enjoy adventures and activities. For Time to Talk Day this year, they are putting on a bowling challenge, where teams from Bristol and Liverpool are simultaneously competing to see who’s the best at bowling! The Time to Change team will be joining the fun to talk about the importance of mental wellbeing and how we all think and act about mental health challenges. Click here to book a space!

Poetry on Prescription with Subitha Baghirathan – Wellspring Healthy Living Centre – Thursday 13th February 09:30 – 12:00

Come and have a chat about mental health and hear some poetry that will inspire you start conversations about how you’re feeling, on the Thursday after Time to Talk Day in the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre waiting area.

Time to Talk Comedy Night – The White Bear, Bristol – Monday 10th February 19:30 onwards

This comedy night will be raising awareness for Time To Talk Day and raising money for Mind. Featuring Riordan DJ (winner of Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 and runner-up of Oppo Comedy) as compere, and headliner Jamie D’Souza (shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Awards 2019; runner-up of Hastings New Comedian of the Year 2019 and Finalist of So You Think You’re Funny?). Tickets £3 online or £4 on the door – click here to book your ticket.