Lincolnshire residents urged to talk about their mental health

Stamford Talking Therapies team

The Lincolnshire Talking Therapies team is inviting people to join them at various locations across the county on Time to Talk Day.

Time to Talk Day, which takes place on Thursday 1 February, is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Lincolnshire Talking Therapies provide a free and confidential talking therapy service for anyone aged 16 or over. The team will be hosting pop-up stands around the county to talk to people about how the service can help and how conversations can have the power to change lives.

Claire Hancox, Service Manager, emphasises the importance of checking in with friends, family and colleagues. She said:

“Talking has such a positive effect on people’s mental health and wellbeing. Whether it is about mental health problems or simply catching up with an old friend, starting a conversation is absolutely vital.

“It could be a coffee, a meal, a walk or a message. That call or meeting might be the first chance someone has had to really share how they’re feeling.”

You can visit the following locations to chat to the team on Thursday 1 February:

  • Louth Library, 9.30am – 2pm
  • Morrisons in Grantham, 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • Skegness Library, 10am – 2pm
  • The Source in Sleaford, 10am – 2pm
  • Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln, 9am – 5pm

To find out more or to refer yourself to the service quickly and easily, visit Home :: steps2change Lincolnshire ( or call 0303 123 4000.