Posted by Daniel Harper at 25/09/2017 10:54:28
It’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October and did you know, 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems this year.
Having a mate, family member or colleague in your corner can make all the difference. So, if someone you know is acting differently, step in.
The theme is ‘mental health in the workplace’ and we’re supporting Time to Change, a growing movement that’s changing how we all think and act about mental health. It’s easy to dismiss mental health problems as something that only affects others. But, with 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems every year, it can happen to any of us – a friend, member of the family, or work colleague.
Without support from others, people with mental health problems can lose what they care about most. It’s a time when you need your friends, family and colleagues more than ever. So, if someone you know is acting differently, step in.
You don’t have to be an expert to be supportive. It can be as simple as checking in with someone, asking them how they’re doing, listening and not judging, just being there and being yourself.
You can find out more about Time to Change and the In Your Corner campaign at time-to-change.org.uk. Time to Change is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and thousands of organisations like us are joining to help make change happen.