We’re getting ready to mark the national Time to Talk campaign on Thursday 1 February.
Celebrating it’s 10th year, the national campaign run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness has been continuously helping to improve the attitudes and behaviours of millions towards mental health. The aim is to get as many people as possible talking about mental health and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year which can affect anyone at any time.
Anyone can help break the stigma, just having a conversation about mental health – with a friend, family member or anyone else. This is our chance to spread the word that wherever you are, any place can be the right space to talk about mental health – in a lift, at the gym or even up a mountain!
Take time out to connect with a colleague
In a recent survey, Time to Change surveyed 2,000 UK workers and found that mental health is the most taboo topic in the workplace. Take time to ask a colleague how they are, the conversation doesn’t have to be all about mental health – it can be as simple as asking how they are, and really listening to the answer.
Mental health awareness in schools
It’s important to get young people thinking and talking about mental health in schools, getting teachers to hold an assembly or lesson on mental health is a good way of reaching students.
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