Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019.
The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies – but here at the James Paget we’re also featuring Time to Talk to encourage conversations about mental health.
Time to Talk - about Mental Health at Work
We know that it benefits all of us to talk about mental health and we want to spread the word that there are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. You don’t have to be an expert to talk.
The trust has committed to sign the Time to Change Employer Pledge, a commitment to our staff to change how we think and act about mental health at every level of the organisation.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result. By choosing to be open, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone when suffering from poor mental health.
We run a number of things within our Trust to provide mental health support to our staff as well as signposting to external organisations who can provide information and advice. These include;
Samaritans - www.samaritans.org – 116 123 (free phone number) - is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress or struggling to cope.
NHS mental health services for patients in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are provided by Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.