Join us today, Thursday 2 February to recognise Time to Talk Day – and make space in your day to have a conversation with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health and what you do to stay mentally well.  

Connect with our Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) 
If you’re in Carnival House on 2 February, drop into Las Palmas room between 11:00-12:00 or 13:30-14:30, to meet some of our MHFAs, learn more about how they can support you, and take away some useful resources.  P.S There will be cake! 

For those of you working remotely, some of our MHFAs will also be holding a virtual catch-up on Teams. Grab yourself a cuppa and dial in between 10:00 – 11:00.  
Click here to join the meeting  or add this meeting to your calendars: Online MH Drop in session

We want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health, not just on Time to Talk Day, but whenever they like. Talking about mental health reduces stigma and helps to create a supportive environment where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.  

After all, we all have mental health, and by talking about it we can support ourselves and others. 

Want to get talking – but don’t know where to start? Here’s some top tips:  

When it comes to conversations about mental health, we know it might not always feel easy to know what to say. Here’s a few ideas to help you connect with others:  

  • Just be you. when a friend or loved one opens up about mental health, they don’t want to be treated any differently. If you want to support them, keep it simple. Do the things you’d normally do.  
  • Sometimes it’s easier to talk side by side, than face to face. Why not head out for a walk and to chat with a friend or colleague. You could talk about what you do to stay mentally well and share advice.  
  • If you’re worried about someone, asking questions can give the person space to express how they’re feeling and help you better understand what they’re going through, like ‘how does that make you feel’ or ‘how does that affect you’.  

We’re here if you need us 
At Carnival UK, Our Mental Health First Aiders and Champions are all colleagues who’ve volunteered their time to take on the role of listening and signposting people to support when they need it.  A list of our MHFAs is available here.  

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