Today Everyman Cinema announces a one day ban on movies at ‘Screen on The Green’, in support of Time to Talk Day: an annual event run by Time to Change, dedicated to getting the nation talking about mental health.
Instead of screening films, the Islington based cinema opens its doors to members of the public to talk - showing that wherever you are, you can talk about mental health this Time to Talk day.
In a partnership forged by Digital Cinema Media (DCM) and O&M London, the event will be hosted by Hoss Ghonouie, head of marketing, Everyman Cinema alongside Sue Baker and Jo Loughran, Directors of Time to Change, with support from local champions. Throughout the day Time to Change champions will be on hand to answer questions and encourage discussion.
"It’s time to end the stigma around mental health, and talking about it openly is a great first step. That’s why we loved this idea from the off. We’re massively proud to support our brilliant partners at Time to Change”, said Kevin Chesters, Chief Strategy Officer at O&M London.
Sue Baker OBE, Director of Time to Change, said, “people still think there’s no right place to talk about mental health, but conversations have the power to change lives wherever they take place. That’s why this Time to Talk Day we’re asking everyone to talk openly about mental health wherever they may be. We’re excited to see the Screen on the Green, a place we usually sit in silence, transformed into the perfect place for conversation. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated and ashamed and the more we talk about it the better life is for all of us.”
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