Press Releases week beginning 12 February 2018
Time to Talk-encourage conversations wherever you are!
On Thursday 1st February Hastings Youth Council and the Mayor of Hastings Councillor Judy Rogers supported Time to Talk Day. The initiative, which is run by Time to Change helps to spread the word that anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health.
Love Hastings, Love yourself, a local organisation, planned the event in support of Time to talk Day which took place at the Source skate park and attracted many people of all ages and enabled conversations about mental health issues to take place.
Hastings Youth Council chair Huda, stated, "We are part of "Love Hastings Love Yourself" and it's in our manifesto to raise awareness of mental health. Young people suffer from a variety of mental health problems and more needs to be done to support and help these young people; one way is to start to talk about mental health and stop it from becoming a taboo subject."
Mayor of Hastings Councillor Judy Rogers said, "It was good to see the young people engaging with the activities going on and getting the message across that there is support and help out there for anyone with mental health issues. That can be a safe place, someone to listen, or people to signpost you to help. It was a privilege to be a part of the event."
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