It’s understandable to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, both at home and here at work, the easier it will become for those who are struggling to start the conversation and ask for help.
Wherever you are – at home or at work – take time and have your conversation about mental health on this Time to Talk Day.
Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
Extend your words and goodwill to others who you may see handling higher levels of pressure than usual or are behaving out of character. Ask them if they are okay. Have lunch with them and take the time to listen to their concerns. Enquire, listen and support to the best of your ability. Information on how to approach a mental health conversation can be found here. Remember, you don’t have to be an expert – your time and ear is often all someone needs.