Planning your Tea & Talk

Tea & Talk is all about encouraging conversation about mental health and increasing openness on the topic. Here are six steps to help you hold a tantalising Tea & Talk:

Step 1: Sign up for Tea & Talk

If you haven't already, enter some details to receive a free downloadable pack for your event. If you've already done this, you can jump to step 2.

Step 2: Set a date and find a venue

Whilst we encourage everyone to hold their Tea & Talk around World Mental Health Day on 10 October, feel free to hold it whenever you want! Mental health is a vital topic of conversation all year round. Your venue can be your workplace, local café, university or even at home – wherever you can have a cuppa and a conversation!

Once you have set your date and venue, email [email protected] if you require balloons and cardboard collection boxes. If you need posters click here. 

Step 3: Spread the word

Email your friends/colleagues and spread the word on your social media channels! Follow our Twitter and Facebook pages too to get some inspiration! We recommend making a JustGiving page using the button below for anyone who can’t attend your event or if they would like to donate before your event.

Remember we have two new competitions this year so get sharing to be in with a chance of winning!

Step 4: Tie your apron up

Get baking or cooking using your own recipes or using one of our own trusty recipes. Remember you don’t have to bake a cake – feel free to buy a packet of biscuits if you feel more comfortable! We also have some fun activities you can incorporate into your event!

Step 5: Get your fundraising hat on

From holding an office bake off to organising a Mad Hatter’s tea party, we have a teapot full of tips for you on our recipe for the perfect Tea & Talk page!

Step 6: Pay in donations

The easiest way to pay in your donation is by using the form below.