04 Feb 2021
A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference, and Time to Talk Day is the day that the nation starts talking about mental health.
For Time to Talk Day, on 4th February, we’re choosing to talk about mental health.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem, and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment as a result. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone for having a mental health problem.
As a part of our ongoing commitment to this, Space Engineering Services is delighted to have joined Mates in Mind, a registered charity that provides a framework to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health. The charity provides clear information to UK employers on available support and guidance on mental health, as well as how they can address and improve this across their organisations.
Working with Mates in Mind helps us make progress towards breaking the silence and stigma that can surround mental health. We are part of an ever-growing community of organisations supporting Mates in Mind, who are taking action to improve the mental health of their workforces.
In the last 6-months, we have supported conversations about the importance of mental health for ourselves and others with 50 of our colleagues and today, we are Starting the Conversation with 15 more.
Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work. However, mental health affects us all, and we should feel able to talk about it.
The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.
We want everyone who works here to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it, and so we’ll continue to support these conversations across the business.