Time to Talk about mental health
Here on the community, we talk about all aspects of life as a disabled person and that includes mental health challenges. We are proud that the community is a place where people feel secure enough to share their experiences and that there is such a warm and positive response between our members. Thank you for being such a great community.
Talking about mental health can be tough, but there is no right way to start this conversation. It is just about being there for someone and recognising that sharing your own experiences can be so so helpful to others who are also struggling.
There are lots of ways to get involved today, take a look at some of the materials available. The Time for Change website has a few tips on how to get the conversation started, you can read their full article about the tips here.
Find a good time and place
Ask questions (gently!)
Treat them the same
Let us know what this day means to you. How have you found talking about your mental health? Do you feel supported? What could others do to help you speak out? How do you feel when talking about your mental health?
Senior online community officer