How to support a colleague with mental health

1 in 4 of us will experience a health and wellbeing issue this year. Choosing to talk health and well being can break down barriers and can change lives and improve our communities at the same time.

1. You don’t have to be an expert – Just being there means a lot. You don’t have to have all the answers.

2. Ask questions and listen – Asking questions shows that you care and want to know how someone’s really doing.

3. Keep it simple – Small actions can make a big difference. Chat over a cup of tea & biscuit, take a walk or send a text.

4. Don’t try and fix it – Resist the urge to offer fixes and solutions. Often, listening will suffice.

Starting a conversation doesn’t have to be awkward and it could make a huge difference.

Published by John Adewole

Senior User Researcher

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