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6 Feb

YCF makes Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day lies within the national ‘Time to Change’ campaign surrounding ending mental health discrimination. The campaign encourages everyone, on Time to Talk Day (Thursday 7th February 2019), to have a chat about mental health!

The purpose of having these conversations is to stimulate CHANGE by breaking stereotypes, improving relationships, aiding recovery and taking the stigma out of something that can affect everyone.

Here’s what the YCF did for #TimeToTalk Day…


Our #RunAndTalk event on Monday, saw 13 individuals run our traditional 2.5-mile route, with some members going even further, to show their support for mental health in their local community.

One of our activities was to write down what makes you feel good

Our #RoseRunners and YCF CouchTo5k Challengers united and took part in some fun warm up games around mental health, promoting reducing the stigma associated with it and raising awareness of mental health issues.

Full of endorphins and feeling good after a successful run everyone gathered back at the Yorkshire Cricket Centre for Biscuits and Brews, chats about mental health and some insightful games during which everyone learned a little something about mental health whilst having fun, speaking openly and getting to know each other too!

Running and socialising are great for your mental health but also your health overall. We encourage anyone battling, mentally, physically or socially, to seek group exercise opportunities to help you, help yourself!

Watch our video: 3 reasons YOU run…

To find out more about the YCF Running Club, the #RoseRunners Click here

To find out more about #RunAndTalk Click here

Mental Health and Young Minds: Yorkshire Cricket College

On Time to Talk Day itself, some of our Mental Health First Aid qualified YCF staff members spoke to Yorkshire Cricket College students about mental health, to increase their awareness for themselves, and others.

Yorkshire Cricket College students discussing mental health

“20% of adolescents worldwide experience mental health issues during a year, so it is important for young minds to be informed of mental health and mental health issues so that they can support each other as well as themselves by recognising possible signs and symptoms and preventing possible illnesses and problems developing further and seeking the right kind of help” – Jess Bunn, YCF Health & Wellbeing Projects Officer

For any YCF Health and Wellbeing related queries, please contact Beth,

For more information on Time to Talk Day, Click here


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