Mental health affects us all at some point in our lives. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result.
What needs to happen is we need to choose to be open and honest about mental health. We can choose to have a conversation and ensure that no one is made to feel isolated or alone regardless of their situation.
Today is Time To Talk Day. Today is a day where everyone is encouraged to talk about mental health. Whether it is over a cup of tea with a colleague or a telephone conversation with a friend you could be making a differenc
Tips for starting a conversation;
- Ask questions and listen
- Think about where the conversation takes place – over the phone, or at home rather than in a busy environment.
- Don’t try to fix things
- Treat them the same
- Be Patient
Even just sending someone a text to let them know you are thinking of them can be reassuring.
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