Taking Time to Talk about mental health

Published on Jan 30, 2020

A team which provides care for people in North Lincolnshire with mental health needs is supporting Time to Talk Day on February 6 to promote the benefits of talking.

Staff at Great Oaks, Ashby High Street in Scunthorpe, is using the national awareness day to hold an event at the unit for patients, their friends and family to chat and share their thoughts about mental health.

Great Oaks consists of two inpatient wards called Laurel and Mulberry and is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Theresa Hepworth, RDaSH Reablement Support Worker, said: “We are using Time to Talk Day to encourage everyone at the unit to take time out to chat and mingle socially over a cuppa and cake. There will be lots of fun activities designed to get everyone talking and there will be plenty of top tips to start conversations.”

The event is being held between 2 and 4pm in the main dining room at Great Oaks and is for family, friends and carers of those receiving care at the unit.

One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Time to Talk Day provides the opportunity to generate conversations about mental health to bust myths and break down the barriers that people experiencing a mental health problem can face.

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