One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Let’s get taking about mental health and wellbeing this Time to Talk Day.
Far too often we hear the phrases “Not too bad”, “It’s all good” or “Yeah, getting by” but it’s important to show someone you care about how they’re really feeling by asking open and non-judgemental questions in response.
This year, we are supporting Time to Talk day, run by mental health charity Mind and Rethink Mental Illness to have more open conversations about mental health.
Anyone can struggle with their mental health, and for many different reasons, particularly during the current cost of living crisis where the poorest fifth of the population are twice as likely to develop a mental health problem.
We want more people to talk about their mental health, not just today, but every day. Why not start by sending a text, dropping a call, or popping in for a cuppa with a friend. Or, if you are worried about someone, ask questions to show them you care such as… “How does that make you feel?” or “How’s that affecting you?”
Sometimes, it’s easier to tell people you’re “fine” without explaining how you are feeling. If you are currently experiencing symptoms of low mood, depression and/or anxiety and would like to be able to manage these symptoms better, our Talking Therapies service may be able to help you.
Published: 1 February 2024