For Time to Talk Day on 6th February, we’re choosing to talk about mental health.
Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work.
However, mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it.
The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down.
In 2019 we inducted 4 mental health first aiders to EFT, a commitment to you all to change how we think and act about mental health at every level of this organisation.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone for having a mental health problem.
As part of our ongoing commitment to this, we are supporting Time to Talk Day. Taking place on Thursday 6th February, this is a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health.
On the day we are going to have 2 of our mental first aiders , Helen Reece and Susie Dunne available for one to one sessions between 10am and 12pm for anyone who wants to find out more about how we can help each other and ourselves. We are going to combine this with our first charity event for the year and have a cake sale to start raising some funds. We will email out separately about the 2020 Charity.
We want everyone who works here to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for the support if they need it .
I hope you will all get involved on the day and that you donate and buy lots of yummy cakes and bakes!
For more information about Time To Talk Day, Click HERE to visit the time-to-change.org website,