Time to Talk Day 2020
Today (Thursday 6 February) is Time to Talk Day 2020. This Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to 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.
Talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn’t have to. This year, Time to Change has adjusting the popular game ‘Would you rather?’ to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.
Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk.
However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
The Time to Change website has some great free downloadable materials to help you spread the awareness and useful guides on how to start a conversation about mental health – https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2020
Stay up-to-date with BSG on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn throughout the day, as we will be sharing relevant articles about mental health within the construction industry and spreading awareness about Time to Talk Day.
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