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National Time to Talk Day

27 January 2017

Thursday 2nd February is National Time to Talk day. Looking after our mental health is as important as looking after our physical health, yet there is still such a stigma around the subject. So let’s show support for each other by breaking the silence and get talking.

Time to Talk DayMental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it.  For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery, taking the stigma out of something that affects us all.

Having that initial conversation helps us to break the barrier, and we should be privileged that somebody feels able to open up to us, so let’s all aim to have one conversation about mental health on February 2nd.

Our Employee Assistance Providers, Care First, also provide a  counselling service to which you can signpost colleagues or access via the details on the Health & Wellbeing section of our intranet.  Also, don’t forget our Chaplains who are always ready to lend an ear.

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