On the 2nd February 2017 it is National Time to Talk Day. Time to Talk Day is a day designed to encourage the nation to break the silence around mental health problems and the stigma that is consequently attached to it.
Ajuda are avid supporters of mental health campaigns such as Time to Talk – we believe strongly that not only is it important to look after our own mental health, it is important to look out for people around us such as colleagues, family, friends and even strangers.
One in four people are affected by mental health problems. This means that right now, one of your friends, colleagues or loved ones is currently affected. Despite this, people are still afraid to talk about mental health which unfortunately leads to many people suffering alone. Time to Talk day aims to get people talking about mental health, even just for one day, and through this, stop the stigma, aid recovery, improve relationships and break down stereotypes regarding something that truly affects us all. By normalising the way we talk about mental illness, we can stop people from feeling isolated or judged and really make a difference to their quality of life.
This year, on Time to Talk Day, we’ll be sure to have a positive conversation in the office about mental health and we urge for you to do the same. We will also be talking about mental health across all our social media platforms throughout the day and joining in the conversation online.
If mental health is something that you are interested in learning more about, Ajuda offer Mental Health Awareness courses. For more information about this please call us on 029 2057 6883.
For further information about Time To Talk Day please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk
If you are concerned about your own or somebody else’s mental health please visit this page on Mind’s website for information about how to deal with this.