This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses especially on mental health in the workplace.
Many people are now starting to talk about their mental health too. But it can be tough to recognise that we sometimes don’t feel 100% and tough to talk about it if we do. There are tools available to you and talk about it with friends, family or a professional.
We are encouraging workplaces to sign up for the Time to Change Employer Pledge, a commitment to you all to change how we think and act about mental health problems, at every level of this organisation.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. We want everyone with a mental health problem to be free of fear and feel supported.
You can sign up here.
If you are experiencing mental health problems or need support, there are lots of places you can go to for help.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email,
write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Web site: www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland