Charity encourages conversation about mental health

A huge number of adults feel as though they have no one to talk to about their mental health, a new poll has revealed.

The findings form part of charity Time to Change’s new campaign encouraging friends and families to confide in each other.

It found that two-thirds of people (66 per cent) had no one to talk to about mental health, relationships and money.

Of those, a third (36 per cent) said they could never find the right time to raise their problems, while more than a quarter (28 per cent) said they had not spoken to anybody as they could not find somewhere appropriate.

Sue Baker, the campaign’s director, said “conversations have the power to change lives”.

Starting the conversation via text or phone call, talking side-by-side are just some of the tips that can get the discussion started, the charity advised.

Learn more about the charity’s campaign by visiting time-to-change.org.uk.

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