Time to Talk Day is a day focused on talking about mental health.
This could be in your office, with your family or even reaching out to a stranger.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us. Yet, too many people feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
Mental health issues can range from anxiety to OCD, from self-harm to stress and so much more.
According to mentalhealth.org, these are the most common mental health disorders;
- Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain. With 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis.
- 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime.
- It’s estimated one fifth of days lost from work in Britain is down to mixed anxiety and depression.
- One adult in six had a common mental disorder.
Find out more statistics here
Time to change are encouraging you to “Ask Twice”
You can find tips on how to “Ask Twice” on the Time to Change Website
Time to Talk: Tips for talking about mental health
1) Take the conversation seriously
2) Listen and reflect
3) Ask Questions
4) Don’t try and fix it
5) Build your own knowledge
Remember Ask Twice!