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Ian joined Informa (formerly UBM) in 2018 as the Editor of SHP. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
February 4, 2021

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Time to Talk

Time to Talk: The power of small

To mark Time to Talk Day 2021 organisations are being encouraged to embrace the ‘power of small’.

Thursday 4 February marks Time to Talk Day 2021. This year, the messaging is around the power of difference that can be made by simply having a small conversation about mental health.

Opening up and having more frequent conversations, whether in person, or over the phone or video call during the current restrictions, can help to bust some the myths and break down barriers around mental ill health. This can help to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that many with mental health problems are made to feel.

Time to Talk Day is designed to get that we get the nation talking about mental health. Coronavirus may make year’s event look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.

Visit the Time to Change website for more information, where you can find tips for talking about mental health and look for events and activities that are happening around you.

Below, Karl Simons, Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer at Thames Water, shares a tip on how he encourages active engagement within his team every day, by applying the ‘50-10 rule’.

Share your tips on the simple things you are doing to get people talking in the comments below…

In this video, Heather Beach and Mark Glover discuss the relationship between employee and employer when it comes to opening up and talking about mental ill health…

Click here for more ‘Mind Matters’, a series of mental health videos from SHP and The Healthy Work Company.

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