This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with many events to encourage us to talk more about mental health issues.
Locally, the Royal Borough of Greenwich have signed the Time to change Pledge, which is a commitment to mental well-being in the workplace and to make sure that employees who are facing mental health problems feel supported.
The charity, Mind, say mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year. But this week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have think about your own well-being too.
If you need help and support, there are ways you can get in touch and talk to somebody:
• Oxleas Urgent Advice Line: Greenwich – 0800 330 8590
• Samaritans – 116 123
• Recovery College – 020 8294 7909
They have further information and support for anyone that needs it on their website.
Raymond Sheehy, from Bridge Support in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, told us more about why it’s so important to talk about your mental health concerns:
You can find out more from Bridge Support, on their website.