February 1st is #TimetoTalk, a day dedicated to getting as many people across the country talking about mental health as possible.
#TimetoTalk is part of the Time to Change campaign which aims to break the silence surrounding mental health, increase awareness and shine a light on what many still see as a taboo subject.
Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.
Mental health problems are becoming increasingly common, with one in four of us affected each year. Nearly nine out of ten people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves for someone affected by mental health.
GroceryAid is joining Time to Change to encourage those affected to seek support and speak about mental health. The campaign aims to kick start the conversation about mental health wherever you are.
For more information and to join the conversation about mental health visit Time to Change.
How GroceryAid can help
Our freephone, confidential Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to anyone who is working, or has worked, within the grocery industry regardless of service. Callers will receive advice and guidance from our team of trained advisors and may also be referred for counselling.
We have an extensive knowledge base within the Helpline with wide ranging information factsheets and interactive guidance. In particular, our Health and Wellbeing and Mental Health pages provide useful guidance, related information and links to supporting organisations.
Other useful pages:
- Avoiding negative thoughts
- Coping with stress
- Dealing with uncertainty
- Stress and under pressure
- Tackling anxiety: online therapy programme
- Thinking positively in 2018
- What is anxiety?
- What is depression?
Watch Amit's story and see how our Helpline supported him in his time of need.