It's good to talk!

4 Feb 2021

The world is different this year. But one thing remains the same. The more we talk the more we can feel relief.

Lots of us have felt worried about the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve all adapted and reacted in different ways.

If someone’s feeling anxious or worried, you don’t need to be an expert to support them.

Try using our three top tips to engage your friends and acquaintances this Time to Talk Day 2021:


Pick up the phone, have a video call, start a group chat or message someone on social media to let them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.

Ask questions 

Ask people how they are managing, and ask again if you're worried they aren't sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help people to open up and explore what they're feeling.

Listen and reflect

This is a challenging time for everyone’s wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don't need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening, and showing you take them seriously, can help someone to manage.

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You can find more resources on Time to Change

If you are in need of advice and information contact Manor Gardens Welfare Trust on 07483 149 519 or email


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