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Friday 29th January 2021

8 different stories from people detailing their own journeys and how they have tackled personal mental health issues

Time to Change

Statistically 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But, many people still don’t consider Mental Health relevant to them. Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.

The Power of Small

Time to Talk day is 4th Feb 2021, the day that we get everyone talking about Mental Health. A small conversation about Mental Health has the power to make a big difference.

We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with Mental Health problems are made to feel.

Time to Talk Day is The RAF Time to Change Network’s event which will help spread this message through a number of online skype sessions on 4th Feb, where members of the RAF whole force will each tell their own story of Mental Health.

By telling their stories of their own lived experience, this small group of people will show how Mental Health affects us all, and does not discriminate based on age, rank, experience, or time served. Whether you have experienced something similar, or want to understand more to support others, all can benefit. So, please join us and listen in to one or several stories, and feel free to use this to have your own small conversation.

4th Feb 2021 Events: Join by clicking the Skype links below, saving the attached calendar invites to your Outlook calendar or by using the dial in details.

TimePresenter/sEvent TitleLink to Skype Session
09:15 – 09:55Air Cdre Richard Moir, Gp Capt Simon Devenish & Flt Lt Martin HughesIntroduction & A Bolt from the Blue – Martin’s StoryJoin Skype Meeting
10:00 – 10:25Cpl Lee WhittakerLee’s JourneyJoin Skype Meeting
10:30 – 10:55Wg Cdr Mark BottrillEmerging from the Shadow of SilenceJoin Skype Meeting
11:00 – 11:25Wg Cdr Heather Ratnage-BlackServing and Caring – Our StoryJoin Skype Meeting
11:30 – 11:55Fg Off Tori BoyleBreaking the Stigma, One Step at a TimeJoin Skype Meeting
13:20 – 13:45Michelle SageBeing in Your Colleagues CornerJoin Skype Meeting
14:00 – 14:25Sqn Ldr Shaun CarneyShaun’s Mental AdventureJoin Skype Meeting
14:30 – 14:55FS Gav SayerBreaking the ChainsJoin Skype Meeting
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