News titles across the west of Scotland will take part in Time to Talk Day 2024 to help tackle the stigma around mental health.

The Greenock Telegraph, Largs and Millport News, Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, Cumnock Chronicle, Irvine Times, Helensburgh Advertiser, Ayr Advertiser, and Ayrshire Today will take part in the national conversation about mental health.

This year, Time to Talk Day - which is delivered by Scottish mental health charity See Me - will take place on Thursday, February 1.

The titles will be sharing more good news stories on February 1 as well as messages from prominent local figures. We will also be providing advice on where to turn for help and using social media channels to promote discussion and spread positivity.

Talking about mental health isn't always easy, especially with the cost of living, high energy bills, and more people facing poverty, but it is important to start a conversation.

Social media was intended to be a place to reconnect and a tool for good, and each news title wants to get readers talking positively during Time to Talk Day 2024.

No one has to be alone with their mental health.

For more information about Time to Talk Day, visit their website at