On 10 October every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day with Tea & Talk events across the UK.
Research shows that talking is good for your mental health, and that’s what Tea & Talk is all about! Tea & Talk is a great way to come together with friends, family or colleagues to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. Download your pack to get started!
Thank you to everyone who is holding a Tea & Talk today, across your workplaces, schools, homes or in your communities. There is over 7,000 events taking place across the UK, and over 260,000 people will be having conversations about mental health today.
Planning your Tea & Talk event
Step 1: Set a time and place
Decide when and where you’ll hold your Tea & Talk. A great time to hold your Tea & Talk 10 October for World Mental Health Day.
Step 2: Spread the word
Tell the world! Use email and social media to invite as many people as possible, and use our posters to spread the word in your workplace or school.Download posters
Step 3: Get baking
Use your signature bake or try one of our tasty treats. Remember shop bought cakes or a pack of biscuits are great too!
Step 4: Get talking
About anything! It doesn’t have to be about mental health. Talking about anything and building relationships is good for your mental health. Use the conversation cards in the fundraising pack to get the conversation flowing.Fundraising Pack
Step 6: Donate & Share!
The easiest way to pay in your donation is by doing so on our donation page. And we’d love to hear about your event! Share your story on social media using the #TeaAndTalk and tagging us.Donate now
Tea & Talk Posters & Resources
Tea & Talk Quizzes & Games
We know that Tea & Talk can sometimes trigger emotional responses
If you are worried about your or one of your attendees' mental or emotional state, please be aware that you can contact Samaritans completely confidentially and free of charge by calling 116 123.
We are also well aware that people's relationships with food may vary. If Tea & Talk triggers a negative reaction for someone with an eating disorder, we recommend contacting Beat on 0808 801 0677.