Celebrities urge Britain to get talking

It can be as simple as a "hello", or "how are you?"

ITV is encouraging people to take time out to talk to one another and improve the nation's mental health.

So why not reach out and speak up? A recent survey found at least one in four parents communicate with their teenage children by phone, email or text.

Here's a special message from TV personalities Scarlett Moffatt, Vicky Pattison, Michelle Heaton, comedian Lost Voice Guy and Olympian Aly Dixon.

On Saturday 5 October, Ant and Dec interrupted 'Britain's Got Talent - The Champions', to launch a new mental wellness campaign, backed by a host of ITV's top stars.

Britain Get Talking, a take on the flagship show's acronym, is also backed by mental health charities Mind and YoungMinds, and SAMH in Scotland.

According to the NHS, anxiety and depression in children has risen by 48% since 2004.

But talking and listening can build mental wellness, so ITV is encouraging you to tune back into the story in your living room.

A YouGov survey of 3,051 parents commissioned by ITV for the Britain Get Talking campaign found the following:

We asked some celebrities what they pledge to do, to better their own mental wellbeing.

4Talking and really listening to the answers can build mental wellness.

Sometimes that might be about feelings, but sometimes it’s easier to start talking if it’s about something else - so try our conversation starters to have a different kind of chat.