Time to Talk Day 2018

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk is a chance for all of us to be more open 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, the better life is. Whether you’ll be at home, at work or up the top of a mountain let’s talk, listen and change lives. Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward and being there for someone can make a huge difference to their life.

Mental health is an issue your organisation can’t afford to ignore:
1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year.
Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee, per year.
95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason.
Looking after the mental health of your employees makes business sense: tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention.
Since signing the Employer Pledge, 95% of employers said it had a positive impact on their organisation.

We have designed a range of posters to display around your workplace and to help raise awareness of mental health problems and to encourage employees to talk about any issues.If you want to check them out for yourself? Head over to Caledonia Signs.

Statistics from: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/tackle-stigma-workplace/support-employers