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It’s Time To Talk About Mental Health At Work

"57% of UK employees have experienced mental health issues...but less than half feel confident to talk about it." Talking about mental health at work can make you happier and healthier, so here are some tips!

“Talking about mental health at work can make you happier and healthier.”

“57% of UK employees have experienced mental health issues…but less than half feel confident to talk about it.”

Follow these mental health first aid tips to start a conversation:

  1. Choose a good spot to talk. Meet outside work, get a hot drink or any drink, and give them plenty of time to get comfortable, to think and speak.
  2. Talking tips. Be supportive. Make sure your body language is open. Take them seriously.
  3. Useful questions. “How are you feeling?” “Who can you go to for support” “How can we help?”
  4. How to listen. Don’t interrupt. Don’t be judgemental. Be genuine.

Thank you to Huffington Post for this video.

If you want help in approaching your employers and starting a conversation around mental health at work, email us hello@alt-ed.uk.

 


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