Ford Takes to the Road to Raise Awareness of Mental Health

  • Ford Takes to the Road to Raise Awareness of Mental Health

Ford Takes to the Road to Raise Awareness of Mental Health

At the game, CMHA helped raise funds for the Youth Dreams Bursary which goes towards youth in the community who are struggling or have struggled with mental health issues, but also show leadership skills and overcoming it with awards such as dance classes and other activities they are interested in.

She told Heart likes, follows and shares can stop us having ACTUAL conversations: "I think when it comes to mental health conversations, rather than having those surface level conversation that you have with people on social media it's about having meaningful conversation with people".

Among the highly-regarded provisions now provided to the public are the Street Triage teams. Working alongside Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, this sees a police officer and mental health nurse providing face-to-face care for those in crisis.

With people spending the majority of their time at work, people need to feel more "comfortable" about discussing mental health in the workplace and this change needs to come from the top, CEO of City Mental Health Alliance, Poppy Jaman, has argued on Time to Talk Day.

The foundation of our mental health programme is a holistic health and wellbeing offering which includes a free confidential counselling service available 24/7, direct access to accredited counsellors and a professionally-monitored, anonymous online community. "I am fully committed to making sure this work continues and I'd like to thank all our officers and partners for providing help and support to people experiencing mental health issues - not just today but every day". "What better way to get people talking over a cup of tea and the nation's favourite biscuit", said Emma Stowers, brand director for McVitie's at Pladis UK&I.

By implementing a simple Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), which offers confidential support, staff can feel supported when they need it most. This is nothing to be ashamed of and we should not be afraid to openly talk about it.

The benefits of talking about mental health and the value of human connection and understanding in the first instance are well-documented - and lending a listening ear or checking up on a friend or family member could make a huge difference.

The vouchers will be included in Time to Change's "Chatter Boxes" - physical boxes filled with resources, tips and tricks created to facilitate conversation around mental health, and distributed to thousands of workplaces and community groups around the UK.