4th February marks this year’s Time to Talk Day, aimed at helping to bust myths and break down barriers associated with talking about mental health. This year, we’re inviting you to get involved with our Time to Talk Challenge.
Tomorrow (4th February) marks Time to Talk Day and, with 80% of Brits reporting their mental health has been negatively affected since the move to working from home at the start of the pandemic, we’d like to spread the word and help break down some of the barriers associated with mental health.
Even a small conversation can make a big difference, so we’re encouraging as many of you as possible to take part in our #TimeToTalkChallenge.
We’re inviting you to embrace this year’s theme, the power of small, and:
Reach out to a friend, teammate or family member you may not have heard from in a while
It can be as simple as a ‘how are you – really?’, sharing an old memory or photo, or even a meme that made you smile – let them know it made you think of them.
Take some time for yourself
Set out (at least!) 30 minutes of your day to put your phone aside and do something for you. Take a walk, journal, read a book or even have a dance party for one. Just make sure it’s something that makes you happy!
Use the #TimeToTalkChallenge hashtag on social media to share how you’re getting involved.
If you’re up for it, we’d also love to have a coffee and chat with you to hear about how you’re taking part or helping your team to open up about their mental health. Just drop us a line at [email protected] and we can set up a call.
Remember – help is available
If you or any of your team are struggling with mental health, anxiety or feelings of loneliness, you are not alone. Help is available. You can find a list of helplines, charities and support groups that can help on the NHS website.