Campaign launched to end mental health stigma | Border

Time To Talk? Half Of Brits Don't Talk To Friends In Real Life Because Of Social Media

Time To Talk? Half Of Brits Don't Talk To Friends In Real Life Because Of Social Media

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 more we talk, the more lives we can affect with positive change".

"We are pleased to be taking part in and supporting Time to Talk Day because mental health is a topic we should all feel able to talk about". As campaign ambassador Lauren explains in Time to Change's five tips on getting people to open up, there is no "right" way to talk about mental health, but sometimes thing are better when they're kept more casual.

Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for health, said: "The council signed the Time to Change pledge back in October a year ago, to signal its commitment to change perceptions of mental health, as well as providing reassurance to staff facing difficulties about how they will be supported". Only a third of men (34 per cent) would talk openly about their feelings, while just under one third (31 per cent) said that they would be embarrassed about seeking help for a mental health problem.

"Encouraging people to have open, honest discussions is vital in ensuring individuals, at any business level, receive the support they need", she said. However, Time to Talk day creates a brilliant opportunity to think about initiatives that can help create conversations and remove the stigma that surrounds the issue. The data also shows that mental health issues have overtaken all other areas of traditional concern for employees, including: work stress, relationships, and general health issues.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes teamed up with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Alberta South Region during Tuesday night's Western Hockey League game against the Regina Pats to raise awareness about the importance of mental health within the sporting community.

USA in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also said Germany had earmarked €5 million ($5.72 million) worth of assistance for Venezuela. USAID has begun packaging pallets of foodstuffs after Bolton's announcement last week that it would send humanitarian aid.

Chief Constable Winton Keenen said, along with the public, it was vital that emergency services personnel have access to mental health services.

If you are anxious about your mental health, you may benefit from speaking to a professional.

While there is no doubt that recent years have seen an improvement in the way mental health is discussed in the media and society at large, among young men especially, opening up about mental health problems can often still seem a topic that is hard or awkward. Every Ally has gone through a half-day classroom-based training session, raising their understanding and capability in addressing mental health challenges through role-plays and scenarios.

The initiative is led by social movement "Time to Change" - which is supported by dedicated mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Which is better for them - and makes for a thriving and successful business.

Recommended News

  • Iran unveils underground ballistic missile factory for 1st time

    Iran unveils underground ballistic missile factory for 1st time

    Hardline clerics and the Revolutionary Guards opposed the nuclear deal reached by moderate President Hassan Rouhani. President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal past year and reimposed sanctions on Iran.

    Mexico Border Arrests Fall in January, 2nd Straight Drop

    Families and children traveling alone accounted for about 6 of every 10 stopped, mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The number of people arrested or stopped for immigration violations at the US border with Mexico eased in January.
    Apple’s awesome chip team is now designing iPhone modems

    Apple’s awesome chip team is now designing iPhone modems

    Apple may also benefit by combining its modem chips with its processor chips, as Samsung, Huawei and most other phone makers do. Before this move, Apple's modem work ultimately fell under Dan Riccio, who ran engineering for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
  • Love returns for Cavaliers after missing 50 games

    Love returns for Cavaliers after missing 50 games

    However, the Cavaliers went on an 18-3 run and Deng Adel's layup brought Cleveland within 80-75 with 4:48 left in the quarter. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.6 points and 2.3 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.6 points and three rebounds.
    TransCanada says Keystone XL likely source of Missouri oil leak

    TransCanada says Keystone XL likely source of Missouri oil leak

    TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge Inc.'s Platte pipeline are among several that run through the area. Canadian heavy oil has attracted greater demand following US sanctions against Venezuela's state oil company.
    Israeli fire kills 2 Palestinian teenagers at Gaza fence

    Israeli fire kills 2 Palestinian teenagers at Gaza fence

    The Israeli army noted that only the " barbed wire " and " brave IDF soldiers " managed to thwart Palestinian infiltration. The enclave's health ministry says more than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops at the protests.
  • USA  to cut aid to Cameroon

    USA to cut aid to Cameroon

    State Department officials indicated that it would be in Cameroon's best interest to conduct these investigations immediately. According to CNN, roughly $17 million in aid bookmarked for security, radar and military vehicles will stay in USA accounts.
    Girl, 6, with cancer sworn in as honorary police officer

    Girl, 6, with cancer sworn in as honorary police officer

    The 6-year-old first met Chief of Police Ray Garivey in December and told him about her dream of becoming a cop. Abigail thought up a good way to combat what she calls "the bad guys" in her body that are making her sick.
    Monster Hunter World x The Witcher Crossover Event is Now Live

    Monster Hunter World x The Witcher Crossover Event is Now Live

    This challenging multiplayer event will test your hunter skills against a much tougher form of the Leshen. The quest runs from February 15 to March 1 and is open to players with a Hunter Rank of 50 or higher.
  • Mnuchin: Fed's Powell May Be Invited Back to White House Again

    Mnuchin: Fed's Powell May Be Invited Back to White House Again

    The Federal Reserve said the two men discussed recent economic developments and the outlook for growth, employment, and inflation. The meeting followed several months of criticism by Trump of Powell, whom he hand-picked more than a year ago for the job.
    Mountain Sounds Festival 2019 Has Been Cancelled, Organisers

    Mountain Sounds Festival 2019 Has Been Cancelled, Organisers "Devastated"

    In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, the event organisers write how devastated they are about having to cancel the event. This came after what organisers described as "unprecedented opposition to the event from the police and the government".
    Microsoft Studios rebrands to Xbox Game Studios OnMSFT.com

    Microsoft Studios rebrands to Xbox Game Studios OnMSFT.com

    Xbox Game Studios consists of 13 different development teams working on current and next-gen console games. It's why we're passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.