Planning your Tea & Talk

Coronavirus outbreak. Across the UK some restrictions on meeting up with people outside of your household are continuing. It is important to keep up to date with government advice in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as they have each taken different approaches: more details and up to date information here.

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. Due to the pandemic, we recommend holding your Tea & Talk virtually, or with people in your household. You can gather friends, family or colleagues online through platforms such as Zoom, Facebook, Microsoft Teams and Facetime!

Due to the new goverment advice, the MHF Team are working from home at the moment and are not able to post any materials for Tea & Talk. Please check out our posters and bunting which you can download 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.

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 a virtual office bake off to organising a Mad Hatter’s tea party with your household, 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 doing so here