Time to Talk Day is a day to get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.
Sometimes it can be hard to open up about mental health, but our Wellbeing Champions will be on hand to chat to staff.
We will also be hosting a bake off, so roll up those sleeves, break out the flour, and let’s see what wonderful bakes you can make!
Other ways to talk
Evidence shows that connecting with others including colleagues, friends, networks and the wider community promotes wellbeing, there are many places for conversations which include:
- the free and confidential counselling service for staff through its Employee Assistance Programme
- one of our volunteer Wellbeing Champions who can talk about and share relevant resources and services with you.
- the Education Support Partnership is a 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year.
- you can contact Samaritans about anything that is upsetting you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone)
- if you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day)
- Nightline is a student-run service offering listening, support and practical information for students at the University. It opens every night from 8pm to 8am during term times. You can find their number on the back of your library card or email a member of the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
- remember also to keep in touch with families and friends, making an extra effort to stay connected with those important to us will help us to feel less isolated.