A tram at MediaCity’s Metrolink was recently used for ‘Time to Talk Day’ as a temporary open space for those who may be suffering with their mental health.
Manchester Mind and Mind in Salford’s set up the tram for ‘Time to Talk Day’ on February 1. Initially set up by the Co-op in 2015, the charities aim to encourage those suffering with mental health issues to speak up.
The tram was parked temporarily at the Metrolink this month where people could walk in and either share their experiences or listen to others.
Alana Gunn, a volunteer said: “It is so brave for people to start a conversation and taking this step to approach for help is a good things.”
She added: “It definitely is a lighter and more positive experience for me hearing these stories because it means being able to help these people which makes me feel better.”
Annabelle Pryce, Customer and Community Engagement Manager at Metrolink talks about Metrolink’s contribution to the cause:
Mind in Salford offers support for those suffering with mental health and has advocated for various issues including helping women with menopause symptoms.