Posted: Wed 3rd Feb 2016

It’s Time to Talk Day

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016

It’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 4th February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

And North Wales Police will be joining with the nation’s emergency services in encouraging people to have a conversation about mental health. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Diane Pierce, the HR lead for Health and Wellbeing said: “As part of our on-going commitment to creating a positive and healthy working environment and tackling stigma around mental-ill health, we are supporting Time to Talk Day.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

North Wales Police want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, and 9 in 10 of those experiencing mental health problems say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The force is participating in the Time to Talk Day, to help spread the word that ‘you don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health. It could be as simple as asking someone how they’re doing, or sharing ways to relax after a stressful day.’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Time to Talk Day is part of the Blue Light programme run by Time to Change. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The aim of the day is to get as many people as possible across England and Wales talking about mental health. All you need to do is have a conversation about mental health with a colleague, team-mate, friend or loved one on 4th February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go for help. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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