This week ITV is encouraging people to take time out to talk to one another to improve the nation's mental health.
It's part of a campaign called Britain Get Talking supported by charities Mind and Young Minds.
We at ITV Central are running a series of reports highlighting what's being done in our part of the world to help mental health.
This follows a survey which found that one in four parents keep in touch with their teenage children mainly via phone, email or text.
Useful links and phone numbers:
- The Mix is a helpline for under 25s: 0808 808 4994
- Contact the Elderly tackles loneliness and social isolation among older people: 0800 716 543
- MIND is there to help with those experiencing mental health problems: 0300 123 3393
- Search for befriending services in the Midlands using the UK Befriending Directory