On Thursday 6th February Time to Talk Day will take place, providing a chance for us all to talk about mental health.
Take action: Complete this mental health quiz.
How can I start a conversation about mental health?
Talking about your mental health is not always easy and can sometimes be awkward, but it shouldn't be; talking to someone can make a real difference. It can be hard to start the conversation, but here are some tips from Time to Change to help you with your approach.
- Ask questions and listen
- Think about the time & space
- Don't try & fix it
- Treat them the same (they're still the same person as they were before!)
- Be patient.
Just being happy to listen and have a conversation can really help reduce stigma and increase openness and help make wherever you learn, work or live a happier healthier place.
Remember: People say they're okay, even when they are not, always ask twice.
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You can find out more, including how you can get involved over on the Time to Change website.