On Thursday 6 February we are encouraging everyone to take part in Time to Talk Day by having a conversation about mental health.
The event is run by Time To Change - a national organisation campaigning to end the stigma surrounding mental health. With 1 in 4 people now expected to experience a mental health problem every year, speaking out about mental health and wellbeing has never been more important.
There are many different ways to talk about mental health and you don’t have to be an expert to ask someone how they’re doing. So however you decide to check in with your friends, family or colleagues on Thursday, it’s starting the conversation that counts.
Learn more about mental health
If you’re interested in learning more about mental health then you might want to consider taking up one or more of the following courses:
- TUC Education offer both a one day briefing and a longer three day course for reps who want to brush up on their awareness of mental health. To find out more speak to your Union Learning Rep (ULR) or if you don’t have a ULR or you don’t know who that is, talk to your Lifelong Learning Project Worker.
Supporting members with mental health issues
Usdaw’s It’s Good to Talk campaign launched in 2018 as a fun and practical way of helping Reps and members tackle stigma and breaking down barriers to talking about mental health at work.
If you are interested in holding an event in your workplace, Usdaw Reps can find out more in the Reps area