On Thursday 6 February Kingston Hospital will be supporting Time to Talk Day – the nation’s biggest conversation about mental health.
Conversations about mental health can make a positive difference to someone’s life. Importantly, talking openly about mental health also helps to break down the stigma surrounding the subject.
Diana Steadman, Staff Wellbeing Chaplain said: “Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult, it can be as simple as making time to have a cup of tea or listen to someone talk about how they feel, Time to Talk Day is a great opportunity to recognise how much staff give out physically, emotionally and mentally every day as they make sure we are ready to care for patients at their time of need.”
The hospital’s Time to Change Mental Health Champions will be walking around hospital departments on Time to Talk Day with goodie bags for our staff with resources and advice on how you can start a conversation around mental health and the support that is available.