Time to Talk Day – 1st Feb 2018

We’re pleased to be supporting Time to Talk Day 2018.

It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health, but the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen and to change lives.

Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year, yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. Your attitude to mental health could change someone’s life.

Learning a few things about mental health problems might help you to feel more confident about talking and listening. There are many myths about mental health – click HERE to find out more.

So, wherever you are and whoever you are with, start a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

Find out more about Time to Talk Day 2018 at Time to Talk.

The Great Outdoors

Improve your mental health

Going for a walk has always been regarded as one of the best ways to relax. Now a study has shown that for city-dwellers exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong is also beneficial for mental wellbeing.

Researchers at King’s College London teamed up with landscape architects J & L Gibbons and art foundation Nomad Projects to use smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between nature in cities and momentary mental well-being in real time.

They found that being outdoors – seeing trees, hearing birdsong, and seeing the sky – and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental well-being. Additionally, the beneficial effects of nature were especially evident in people at greater risk of mental health issues.

For more information click here