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.
If you're unsure how to broach the subject with your friends and family, watch our Tips For Talking video, below, and find out some ways of talking to others about mental health:
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 pilot project launched in Birmingham, 28 June 2012
Read more about the launch of our Children and Young People Pilot Project in Birmingham on 28th June 2012.