It's Time to Talk
A message from our Group Chief Executive, Jacqui De-Rose
It's Time to Talk Day on 4 February, and we're encouraging everyone to talk about mental health.
In May 2019, we signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, a commitment to change how we think and act about mental health at every level at Progress Housing Group.
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 about mental health, 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 for having a mental health problem.
As part of our ongoing commitment to this, we are supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday, 4 February – a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about how they are doing and mental health generally. This conversation is never more timely in this time of pandemic and lockdown.
Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject – something not to be talked about, especially at work. However, mental health affects us all and we should feel able to talk about it.
The more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down – helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.
On 4 February, we are encouraging you to take the time to join in with the campaign and make time to talk. If Thursday isn't a good day for you, any day is a good day to show an act of kindness.
Group Chief Executive - Progress Housing Group
Find out more about Time to Talk