Staff make Time to Talk about mental health

On 1 February, Sadler’s Wells took part in Time to Talk Day, a national initiative encouraging everyone to have a conversation about mental health.

It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it openly, the more we can remove barriers, challenge stereotypes and have better lives.

Time to Talk Day aims to spread the word that anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health – including at work.

To support the campaign and encourage our staff to discuss mental health, we ran a ‘Time for Tea’ break at Sadler’s Wells. Along with snacks and drinks, the event included a range of conversation starter materials to help get the flow of conversation going in a relaxed environment.

As in any busy organisation, it’s difficult to find a spare moment to prioritise yourself. Taking an hour out of your day to relieve yourself from daily stresses is helpful in the long run. Whether it is taking the time to talk about mental health or just catching up with a colleague you haven’t spoken to in a while, taking time out of the daily grind to clear the mind is important not just in terms of increasing our productivity, but also, and more importantly, for our general wellbeing.

Find out more about Time to Talk at https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day-2018.