On Thursday 7 February, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) hosted events to celebrate Time to Talk Day 2019. This day encourages everyone to make conversation about mental health in every possible way.
RuTC understands that talking about mental health is not always easy, however starting a conversation does not have to be difficult. Being there for someone can make a significant difference, which is why our Welfare Hub invited students for tea, biscuits and a chat during lunchtime to encourage conversation about mental health. However, these conversations should not only take place on Time to Talk Day but every day.
Dezrika Ramsey, Welfare and Engagement Advisor at RuTC, said: “We just started by asking ‘How are you?’ and really meaning it. We had many students coming in who were thankful for the opportunity to not only drop in between classes, but having a designated time and place to have a meaningful chat. From now on we will make this a weekly occasion during lunchtime.”
In addition, our Acting UAL Level 3 students performed a verbatim theatre piece on mental health for one of their assessments, which coincided with Time to Talk Day 2019.
Visit our Welfare Hub online or in person (room C12) for more information!