Cimlogic urges it’s ‘Time to talk in the workplace’
Cimlogic Ltd is supporting Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, by getting involved in the national Time to Talk Day and taking 5 minutes on Thursday 5th February to have a conversation about mental health.
Cimlogic, Saltaire will join hundreds of other schools, organisations and members of the public on Time to Talk Day to break the silence that surrounds mental health.
Activities planned for the day by Cimlogic will include posters around the office, a dedicated area where members of staff can read leaflets, access information about the work of the time-for-change charity and chat freely between themselves. Our aim is to create awareness about mental health and encourage staff to talk the benefits and support we can each help each other with. Right now 1 in 6 workers is dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress. Our research shows work is the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives, more so than debt or financial problems. That is why it is so important that on Time to Talk Day thousands of individuals and organisations will come together to show that it really is time to talk about mental health, breaking the stigma surrounding it.
Paulo Nobre, Quality & Development Manager at Cimlogic said: “Time to Talk Day offers a great opportunity to show that we are committed to ending the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health. Our activity will show that talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult and we can all play a part in getting the conversation started.”
Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: “So many lives have been blighted by the stigma that surrounds mental health, and lives have been lost because people don’t feel they can talk about their mental health problems and are afraid of getting help. We know that talking openly about mental health can make a real difference so we are asking people to do just that and dedicate just 5 minutes on the 5th February. This will be our second Time to Talk Day, and this year we are asking people to break the silence that stigma creates by joining our 24 hour talking marathon. Mental health is relevant to every family, workplace, school, sports group, place of worship, social club or community group, so let’s get talking…”
For information about Time to Talk Day and how you can get involved please visit http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday