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It's Time to Talk about Mental Health

1 February 2022

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One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. If you are struggling with your mental health, then please don’t suffer alone. Reach out to a friend, family member, a colleague, anyone.

You can find lots of information on what support is available to you from specialist organisations, HERE.

The Hub of Hope is a great resource available to help you search for mental health charities in your local area, or find one that can help with a specific problem.

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation and it’s nearly here. Taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022, it’s the day that friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day was launched in 2014 by Time to Change, a campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination, which was run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

This is just a starting point and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.

That’s why having conversations about mental health is so important – by talking about it we can support ourselves and others.

From Thursday, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help you get involved and start the conversation about mental health.

We know that this is just a small step, but it’s a step in the right direction as we focus on improving the culture at Trivallis for everyone.

If you’d like more information about Time to Talk Day, visit: Time to Talk: Website

Taking part?

Time to Talk Day is about us all being open to the idea of talking – we all have mental health, and by having conversations about it we can help ourselves and others. It’s not about encouraging people to talk about a mental health problem if they don’t want to.

If someone does open up about their mental health, we know it might not always feel easy to know what to say. But it doesn’t have to be awkward, and being there for someone can make a big difference.

There is no right way to talk about mental health; however, these tips can help make sure you’re approaching it in a helpful way:  Talking Tips – Time To Talk Day

If you’re planning on taking part in Time to Talk Day and are happy to share what you’ll be up to, let us know by tagging us in using @wearetrivallis on Facebook and Twitter and using #TrivallisTimeToTalk.

Help is available

If you or a loved one are having a mental health crisis, you can call a local NHS mental health helpline for 24-hour advice and support:

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

You can call for yourself, your child, your parent or someone you care for.

If someone’s life is at risk or they cannot be kept safe, call 999 or go to A&E.