We fully support Time to Talk Day. Small conversations can break down barriers and stigmas surrounding mental health.
Never underestimate the power of checking on our family, friends and team members. Reaching out with a chat, call, text, wave, smile, walk, virtual cuppa or dance are all great ways to connect. We’ve witnessed so many small acts of kindness done with great love during the last year.
How to get involved with Time To Talk Day?
- Let others know that you are here for them
- Take time to listen to someone without judgement
- Send a card/message to someone or video call them to show that you are thinking about them
- For you, to take a moment to slow down and think about today. How are you feeling?
We’ll be the first to admit that talking can be really hard, even more so during the pandemic as we struggle with loneliness and isolation.
So, if you are finding it challenging to talk or hesitant to reach out, here are alternative ways of having open conversations on Time To Talk Day:
- Reach for a notebook and write down your thoughts.
- Share your thoughts online (this can be anonymous) – http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/supportforum/support_rooms/
- Talk with someone you don’t know – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/
- Talk with someone you do know – at Church House Westminster our teams have been paired up with buddies to encourage regular chats and check-ins. Our Mental Health First Aider, Sue White, and our two Well-being Champions, Vedrana Dancerelle and Elana Kruger, are available for anyone who’d like to talk.
Whichever option you choose today, make sure to check on others and yourself today and every day.
Take a look at our commitment to well-being at Church House Westminster and why we believe that mental health matters.