Time to Talk Day 2020
Take some time to have a conversation about mental health this Thursday (6 February 2020) – whether that’s texting a friend or chatting to a colleague, we want everyone to feel they can be open about their mental health.
Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work.
However, mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it. The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and nine in ten say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone for having a mental health problem.
As part of our ongoing commitment to this, we are supporting Time to Talk Day. Taking place on Thursday 6 February, this is a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health. Why not grab a coffee, or take a walk with a colleague?
We want everyone who works here to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it. You can find more information about our staff helpline and counselling services here.