Our tip tips for starting a conversation about mental heath – Time to Talk Day 2019

By February 7, 2019Uncategorized

This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk. Here are our top tips for initiating a conversation about mental health:

  • Pick the right time and environment to have the discussion
  • Be empathetic to the situation the person is experiencing
  • Be patient, calm and non-judgmental
  • Use open questions to encourage the person to explain what they are going through
  • Offer support and encouragement to seek help

If you or someone you know needs some help, let us know – we are here for you. Get in touch on 01482 240200 or email info@heymind.org.uk

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