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Time to Talk about your mental health

03 Feb 2014

Register now for our mental health workshop on 6 February 2014 (12.15pm-1.45pm) in University Place 2.217.

Time to Talk pledge

As part of ‘Time to Talk’ day, Time to Change will be facilitating this session at the University. With 60% of those with mental health problems saying stigma and discrimination is worse than the problem itself (Time to Change, 2011) this really is an issue we cannot avoid.

Time to Change, England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination, is conducting an ‘organisational healthcheck’ at the University in February.  This will be an invaluable tool to recognise gaps between the aspirations of our mental health-related policies, and actual practice and culture at the University. Time to Change consultants will advise us on closing any identified gaps.

It is a misconception that people with mental health problems cannot work, but due to the strong stigma of mental ill-health staff may not always disclose mental health problems to the University. In fact it is likely that 25% of our staff have a mental health problem and for this reason we particularly welcome managers to attend this event so that they are better equipped for supporting staff coping with such problems.

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Know that they already possess ways of coping with stress.
  • Learn the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
  • Learn that there is a range of ways of reducing stress and improving mental health.
  • Find out about the Healthcheck.
  • Feel somewhat more comfortable talking about the issues and their own mental wellbeing.

Further information

To find out more or to register your place, please contact: