Time to Talk Day
The day aims to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. Since it’s launch in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online, and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Fry and Frankie Bridge. Time to Talk Day 2017 aims to get the nation talking about mental health for 24 hours on the 2nd February.
1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many of us are too afraid to talk about it. Starting a conversation about mental health might seem daunting but simply sending a text, checking in on a friend or sharing something on social media can break the ice.
More tips can be found at http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday
Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: “Mental health problems are common and can affect any one of us, yet too often people are afraid to talk openly about mental health for fear of being judged. Time to Talk Day is a chance for everyone to open up about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. We want to get the nation talking round the clock, whatever the time, whatever the place, wherever you are – it’s easy to take part and make a change.”
Deaf Direct aims to be flexible in its approach to tackling mental health issues in the workplace. It is our hope that with open & honest communication, a solution-focused approach, and flexible working practices that we will draw the best from our employees while providing a safe and supportive workplace.
We feel it is important to emphasise the need to consider wellbeing holistically – we all have physical and mental health. By addressing wellbeing as a whole, we can take steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and lead the way for best working practices.