Don't be afraid to talk

Just like their physical health, a person's mental health can change over time — so it's important we know how to talk about it. Often, the fact that it’s difficult to talk about mental health problems can be one of the hardest parts of having a mental illness but we needn’t feel afraid to talk about it.

How can I talk about mental health?

Talking about mental health can strengthen friendships, aid recovery, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects us all.

Let the friend know that you’re there for them if they want to talk about it. So that they talk about it when they feel ready to - Eva

Our Children and Young People's Programme is currently running projects in Kent and Medway and in 5 different regions across the UK

Read more about the launch of our recent Children and Young People Pilot Project in The Kia Oval, London on the 5th November 2013.

Download the Children and Young People's programme summary of research and insights (PDF)

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