BLU-3 TO START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
blu-3 will be joining the growing Time to Change movement, to get people understanding how we all think and act about mental health; with the aim to make stigma and discrimination a thing of the past.
Thursday 7th February is Time to Talk Day and we are encouraging everyone to have conversations about mental health with the people around them, whether that be family, friends, peers, colleagues or our trained mental health first aiders. The day will consist of a variety of activities that will aim to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace and encourage those who suffer to speak out and seek help if they need it. Activities will include drop-in sessions with mental health first-aiders, an anonymous stress survey to understand the working environment, as well as mental health facts and quiz questions to be handed out to all employees.
Shane Fay, HSEQ Director and blu-3 mental health first-aider, says:
“Mental health is something that affects many people in this industry, but most are unaware due to the lack of people speaking out. This initiative is the perfect opportunity to spread awareness and hopefully encourage those who are suffering to come forward and talk about their problems.
I’m very proud of our blu-3 mental health first aiders and the commitment and openness from the mental health steering group which I chair. We have a ‘mental wealth’ WhatsApp group for all our mental health first aiders to share their latest ideas and initiatives.
We will have mental health first aiders available across the business to talk on Time to Talk day and we hope everyone will take some time out to chat and show support to this proactive approach to having a conversation about mental health.”
To find out more about the day itself, visit www.time-to-change.org.uk or visit your nearest mental health first-aider.