Launched in 2014 by Time to Change, a campaign across the UK that was run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness to help end the stigma around mental health.
Time to Talk Day recognises the importance of opening the conversation to help reduce discrimination attached to the issue. With one in four people in the UK experiencing mental health issues, this is a very important day to help educate and shine a light on this common matter.
Let’s talk about it…
There is no right or wrong way to talk about it. It truly is a personal experience and up to the person to decide if they want to share and how much they want to share. This is not a time to encourage people to talk about a concern if they do not want to, but definitely a time to support those that do.
It’s time to create supportive communities and that starts with opening up the conversation. Discover how to lead the conversation with these Time to Talk Day tips. Plus, download their free resource pack to show your support.
How do we help?
At NetSupport, we understand the importance of reducing the stigma around mental health. That’s why our education software solutions do just that with features to gauge student wellbeing and powerful online safety tools to ensure students are safe online.
Whether on-premise or cloud-based, we offer two solutions to support wellbeing and create a safer learning environment: NetSupport DNA and classroom.cloud. Using our software solutions can help schools and trusts create a more supportive atmosphere with tools to monitor concerning activity and identify vulnerable students.
It’s also vital to empower students to take control. Allowing students to report concerns they might have on their own helps encourage wellbeing and student voice. This is essential for students who feel uncomfortable speaking directly to staff member and provides a way for them to discreetly share their concerns. Plus, our solutions are equipped with supportive resources that students can access on their own to further support their empowerment.
Check out more resources…
Learn more about the topic by checking out our informative resources on our Education Hub – all in one place, for free! From helpful guides, articles, podcasts and much more – these resources will help boost your CPD and expand your knowledge on a variety of topics covering all things education.