REFLECTION ON MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
time2talk Leadership facilitated almost 10 in-house workshops in the last few weeks and had a great group of organisations attend our public Mental Health Workshop earlier this month. Well done to these organisations’ for taking the time out to build cultures that are supportive of those with mental health issues.
The statistics indicate that at least 1:4 adolescents have a mental health issue and 65% of them are reluctant to talk to anyone about this. As a mum of 3 adolescents, I find those stats frightening. My daughter had 40 friends over for her 18th birthday; reflecting on the stats in relation to the group gathered, ten of her close friends may have some sort of mental health issue and are quite possibly reluctant to talk about it.
In a few years this group will be entering our workforce, so now is the time to start strategically thinking about how you will manage these issues within your organisation, for your existing and future team members.
Sharon Kneale, t2t Director
Let us know if you would like any more information on this topic. We have a lot of support literature that can assist in opening the discussion about this issue, in your organisation.
We would be delighted to discuss with you any specific workplace challenges you might be facing.
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