Fine Young Cannibals: Good ThingiTunesAmazon

We CAN talk about mental health

Employer pledge - Time to Talk, Time to Change

1:01am 1st February 2018
(Updated 10:08am 1st February 2018)

Today marks the annual Time to Talk Day - a day where people all across the country are urged to talk about mental health.

The day normally takes place on the first Thursday of February.

Time to Change

According to Time to Change, 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year in the UK.

Half say that the associated isolation and shame is worse than the condition itself.

People with mental health problems who are not able to talk about them, say that can be one of the worst parts of the illness.

Time to Talk

The Time to Talk campaign urges people to be more open about mental health.

It is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to alter how we all think and act about mental health problems.

It wants people, whether they are at home, at work or up the top of a mountain, to have a conversation about mental health.

	 Employer pledge - Time to Talk, Time to Change

Since its launch in 2014, Time to Talk Day has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Fry and Frankie Bridge.

 

 

 

 

Emma Avhede, Managing Director at HÄLSA WELLBEING and The Mindful People Company, is urging people to jump on board with the campaign: "The conversations around mental health are changing, and people are becoming more accepting of having these conversations, but one of the things that is a hindrance to us today is that we're working through apps all the time and technology is really fast-pace and we tend to move away and shy away from those face-to-face conversations.

"The importance of one-to-one dialogue is really imperative.

"This also being added to by increasing demands and pressures on everyone and people are reaching a crisis point and looking for support to help them to be fit and healthy in their minds.

"I think primarily it used to be women who were more open about these things and there is still a little bit of a stigma around men, particularly in the corporate environments, but as employers become more open about encouraging people to talk about things, it becomes more acceptable."

HÄLSA WELLBEING and The Mindful People Company aim to support people's well-being in organisations and care settings.

Emma explains what they both provide:

North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Council is backing the national campaign that encourages people to take the time to talk about mental health and wellbeing.

County Councillor Michael Harrison, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Integration, said said: “We are taking part in Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic that we should all feel able to talk about.

"Having these all important conversations can make a big difference to many people. The more we talk, the more lives we can change.” 

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Cricket bat and two cricket balls

Men's health grabbed by the balls

Players at Knaresborough Cricket Club tackle some hard subjects.

Most read
crosshills fire

Multiple cars on fire in Cross Hills

Emergency crews have attended the incident at an Auto Repair Shop in Cross Hills

A59 Accident - Road Closure

A59 reopens near Skipton Golf Club

The road was blocked due to an accident that happened Thursday morning just after 10am

Newer article

CQC rates Harrogate care home as Outstanding

Health: It follows an inspection which took place in November, 2017.

Older article

Can you see yourself working in optometry?

Health: Sometimes, picking a career feels like a daunting task. However, there are hundreds to choose from you might have never considered before. Chris Nixon, an optometrist in Harrogate, tells us how he got into his profession.

Top articles

Period poverty: Scotland Ayrshire to give free tampons to tackle period poverty

National: North Ayrshire in Scotland has become the first local authority in the UK to provide free sanitary products in public buildings.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu questioned by police as protesters label him 'crime minister'

World: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned by police over an alleged bribery scandal involving the country's largest telecoms company.

Gloucester accuse RFU of 'singling out' Danny Cipriani

Sport: Gloucester have accused the RFU of 'singling out' Danny Cipriani following the decision to charge the fly-half with 'conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game'.

Stormy Daniels pulled of Celebrity Big Brother after 'row with producers'

Showbiz: Stormy Daniels reportedly pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother after a row with "controlling" producers - amid claims a last-minute custody issue also meant she was unable to appear.

WATCH: Yorkshire Day goes with a BANG in Ripon

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Firework display closes a big day of celebration in Yorkshire's smallest city.

More strike action in Northern rail dispute

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be walkouts on 25th August and 1st and 8th September.

Could this local nanny company be your child care solution?

Education: Hear from parents who have used the Yorkshire Nanny Company.

Fish and chips now being served on North Yorkshire train

Family: One train ticket with a side of salt and vinegar please.

Making waves with 'Ocean Boulevard'

70s On This Day: Eric Clapton made a real splash in the US with this one

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Which Sixth Form is right for me?

Education: Want to ensure your teenager chooses the right Sixth Form for them?

8 facts about afternoon tea guaranteed to impress your friends

Food and Drink: It's one of the trendiest meals of the moment, but here are some things you might not have known about afternoon tea.

Improving short-sightedness with Christopher Nixon Optometrists

Health: Myopia, or short-sightedness is an increasing problem, but Christopher Nixon Optometrists are here to help.

POISONED: Red kite found dead near Knaresborough

Health: Police have received confirmation of the poisoning.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Your favourite 70s Summer Song is...

70s On This Day: The battle was fierce, but we've crowned the Stray 70s listeners' top summer tune from the 1970s!

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident

Poll

How do you feel about the rain?

Trending in Yorkshire

90-year-old driver killed in A59 crash

Witness appeal after collision near Skipton

Northern invites strike union to ACAS talks

The troubled local train operator says it wants to to resolve the ongoing RMT dispute over guards.

Foodbank almost out of stock

There's been a big demand for their services in Harrogate over the summer

Masked men demand car keys

They broke into a Craven home.

Major disruption to trains after tractor blocks line

Many services have been cancelled.

More news...