What is Time to Talk Day?
Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation! Taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022, it’s the day that friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives.
Join Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and Co-op and take part in the day by downloading a free conversation starter pack to help you talk about mental health in your community.
The Time to Talk Day Website also provides you with a host of ideas about how you can get involved, from organising an event in your local library or hosting a lunch and learn session to sharing information on social media or texting a friend.
However you do it, have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.
Access to Work Mental Health Support Services
Employees struggling with a mental health condition which affects them at work, can access confidential advice and support as part of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service.
You can find more about the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service by visiting:
- Able Futures: https://able-futures.co.uk/mental-health-support-for-employers
- Remploy: https://www.remploy.co.uk/employers/mental-health-and-wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing Sessions
Able Futures are running mental health webinars in the coming months. Anyone can join them – book through the links below.
- Monday 14 February @2pm – Relationship issues, loneliness and mental health at work
- Friday 18 March @2pm – The importance of sleep on mental health at work
Remploy also run free, interactive webinars where you can learn more about the service, how it can benefit your business, and ask any questions you may have. The next session takes place on 3 February. Book your place now!
Other resources are available to support mental health in the workplace:
- Professor Amanda Kirby and Michael Vermeersch (Microsoft) shared tips on mental health support in last year’s Disability Confident webinar series – recordings of those sessions and others are available on the Do-IT website.
- The NHS Every Mind Matters website provides information on looking after your mental health.
- The CIPD have produced resources on supporting employees’ mental health.
- The Business in the Community mental health toolkit for employers.