01 Feb Time to Talk 2021
This year’s Time To Talk day is 4 February 2021.
Naturally, during this pandemic it will not be possible for many of the usual activities to take place as meeting up in person is very restrictive but it does not mean that we can’t do anything.
It is also as important as ever that we acknowledge people with poor mental health may be struggling more than usual due to the worries of the pandemic.
The theme this year is the Power of Small, so small things we can do to help, and one of those is active listening. As the Time to Change website says, “A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference”.
But does that fill you with fear? You would like to help and put yourself forward to listen to someone with poor mental health but you afraid you won’t know what to say, how to react, or what advice to give?
You don’t have to give advice or provide a solution, just the fact that you are prepared to listen to someone means a great deal.
Please use this time and the Time To Talk campaign to think about how you can make a difference in your workplace, your community, and with family and friends. There is a host of ideas out there to help you decide what you can do and I can do no better than listing some websites which will help you help others.
Time To Talk 2021
Rethink Mental Illness
SOS Silence of Suicide is looking for people to train to help with their telephone hotline