Time to Talk Day – 3 February

Groups of people talking

It’s Time to Talk Day next week. The nation’s biggest mental health conversation is taking place on Thursday 3 February. The day is an opportunity for friends, family, and colleagues to talk, listen and change lives.

The Everybody Active partnership includes Kirklees Council, Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), Huddersfield Town Foundation, Huddersfield Giants Community Trust and Yorkshire Sport. The partnership has lots of free events and activities to help start the conversation.

How you can get involved

Everybody Active Time to Talk Day walks

Physical activity can help our mental health and wellbeing and walking and talking go and in hand! Group walks can help reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation – Everybody Active have organised, guided walks for Time to Talk Day, giving people the chance to meet up with friends and make new ones.

Taking place at Wilton Park and Greenhead Park, both walks start at 12:30 from the park cafes.

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust – Reminiscence session

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust (HGCT) organise weekly meetings for sports fans. Especially of Huddersfield Giants and Rugby League to share their memories.

HGCT has a keen focus to help combat isolation, low confidence, dementia, or ill-health. Using the power of sport they create an atmosphere that can bring happy and good memories through reminiscence.

By using memorabilia, photos, positive recollections from Huddersfield Giants or local community clubs, they generate conversations, share memories, and make new friendships.

When: Thursday 3 February, 11am – Online

More information: Reminiscence Sessions | Huddersfield Giants Community Trust (hgct.co.uk)

Huddersfield Town Foundation – Mental Health Football sessions

The Huddersfield Town Foundation facilitates a Mental Health Football programme with sessions running every Thursday, 11am – 12:30pm at Leeds Road Sports Complex, HD2 1YY.

The sessions aim to create a positive, relaxed, and social atmosphere. As well as a safe place where people are encouraged to talk, make new friends, and come out of their shell.

Sessions include a mixture of fun football related games, drills, conditioned games, and football matches.

For more information about Everybody Active, follow them on social social media: Twitter @EveryBodyActive and Facebook @EveryBodyActive1.