Time to Talk Day
Social movement “Time to Change” hosts the Time to Talk Day each year to encourage people to take that first step and open a discussion about mental health.
Did you know...
1 in 6 adults will experience a mental health problem
The chances are that someone in your team, friend group or family is struggling and the first step to helping is to start a conversation.
After a challenging year, many people are still working from home and loneliness, anxiety and depression is on the rise. Here’s a few tips for how to reach out to your colleagues today:
Set Up a Team Meeting
it doesn’t have to be long or planned out, just a meeting that allows your team mates to see that you are here, ready to talk if they ever need it.
Send an E-Mail
Sometimes it can be difficult to voice worries out loud. By sending a text or an email it gives people the chance to respond in their own time with no pressure.
Pass on any resources you have found helpful if you have felt down or unmotivated.
Given we spend an average of a third of our lives at work, our colleagues quickly become a second family and it is important to remove the taboo and get chatting. You’ll be amazed at how much a little reassurance and a listening ear can help someone. Time to Talk is a great day to be conscious of mental health however it is important to keep the conversation going. What strategies can you implement to ensure that everyone at your workplace is continually cared for?
Our ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management System not only covers the typical workplace risks such as injuries or risk prevention but also addresses modern wellbeing practices. This includes psychosocial hazards such as appropriate workload, work hours, or workplace bullying. By addressing these common factors that contribute to poor mental health in the workplace, staff turnover can be drastically reduced – happy employees make committed employees – Money can be saved by having fewer employees requiring sick pay and your company’s reputation will be improved by demonstrating that you genuinely care for your employees and are willing to invest in their welfare.