It's time to talk

Conversations about mental health can change lives.

One in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some stage in their lives. It can happen to anyone and isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

You may have seen that Princes William and Harry have been speaking about their own mental health issues and have set up the Heads Together charity www.headstogether.org.uk

he Time to Change campaign is encouraging everyone to think differently about mental health. It urges people to talk about mental health problems.  The website www.time-to-change.org.uk has lots of advice on how to start a conversation about mental health. It also has useful tips on listening to someone if they decide to talk to you about their mental health issues.

Worried about your mental health?

If you are worried about how you are feeling there are confidential helplines and listening services you can call and websites you can visit for help and advice such as:

  • Mental health charity MIND offers a range of advice, information and support for anyone experiencing or supporting someone with mental health issues visit www.mind.org.uk for more information.
  • Charity The Mix provides support on a range of issues including mental health for people under 25 visit www.themix.org.uk
  • Young Minds runs a free, confidential helpline for parents and carers who are worried about a child or young person www.youngminds.org.uk

So if you are worried about yourself or someone else, take the first step and talk to someone.