Time To Talk Day 2020

Time To Talk Day 2020

Thursday 6 February is Time to Talk Day.

Organised by See Me Scotland, the aim of the day is to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health.

In the construction sector, mental health continues to be a huge challenge, with statistics released by Construction News in 2018 (see graphic above) showing that more than half of construction workers have experienced mental health issues.

A shocking 1 in 4 working in construction have considered taking their own life.

We know that it benefits all of us to talk about mental health.

Attendees at a Working Well Together SHAD event

Time to Talk Day is aimed at spreading the word that you can talk about mental health anywhere – including in the workplace.

See Me have produced a wide range of resources to help you start the conversation and support work colleagues – including posters and top-tip cards.

Resources can be found here:

A pack for employers can be downloaded seeme-employers-pack-2020.

The HSE have also produced a very helpful “Talking Toolkit”