Time to Talk Day 3rd February 2022

Time to Talk Day on Thursday 3rd February 2022: a day centred around creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about mental health.

We know that talking and listening about mental health has the power to change lives. Each conversation we have contributes to reducing mental health stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.

This Time to Talk Day we’re inviting our corporate partners to host a Tea and Talk event to encourage mental health conversations in the workplace.  Pop the kettle on, grab a biscuit, get together with your colleagues and have a conversation about mental health.  If you want to spread the love even further, why not host a bake sale and help us raise much needed funds to ensure no one in Norfolk and Waveney has to face a mental health problem alone.

To find our more and download resources below

Children’s Mental Health Week - 7th till 13th February 2022

Children's mental health charity Place2Be has set up Children's Mental Health Week 2022. Its aim is to highlight the importance of mental health within children and young people. 

The years of 2020, and 2021 have been demanding and difficult for all of us. Worryingly however, there has been a significant deterioration of the mental health of our children. Among children of Primary School Age (5-10 years), 14.4% had a probable mental health disorder in 2020, an increase from 9.4% in 2017 (NHS, 2020).

Children's mental health is everyone's business and so we must ensure that no children or young person has to face a mental health problem alone. Norfolk and Waveney Mind's Youth service provides support for young people from 14 to 25.

We wanted to remind young people, adults and carers that we are here for you.

LGBTQ+ History Month


What is LGBT history month? 

  • LGBT history month happens every February in the UK. It’s a month to celebrate the history of LGBTIQ+ communities and look back at the progress that’s been made over the years. 
  • The theme for 2022’s LGBT history month is ‘Politics In Art’ and will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first ever Pride march.
 

Why is it important? 

  • LGBT history month is hugely important. It’s a month where we can all remember the people that fought for LGBTIQ+ rights in the past. A chance for people of all ages to learn more about the rich history of LGBTIQ+ communities. And a moment to remember just how far we’ve come over the years. 
 

LGBT history month – mental health stats

  • We know that LGBTIQ+ people are around two or three times more likely to experience a mental health problem than straight people who identify with the gender given to them at birth. Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, difficult experiences of coming out – these are just a few of the things that might contribute.  
  • In 2018, report by Stonewall found that over half the LGBTIQ+ people they spoke to had experienced depression in the past year, with another 10% saying they think they’d experienced it too. 
  • Things are still difficult for bisexual people too. Research from Stonewall has found people who are bi are 13% more likely to experience depression than gay and lesbian people. The same report found that they’re more likely to face discrimination from within the community - all because of their identity.
  • Rates of depression were higher for trans people – 67% said they’d experienced depression in the same past year. For non-binary people it was higher still, with 70% saying that they’d also experienced depression too. 
  • And in a climate where hate crimes are on the rise, that same research shows that LGBTIQ+ people who’ve had that experience are more likely (69%) to experience depression. 
  • The impact that discrimination and isolation has on the mental health of LGBTIQ+ people is clear, and completely avoidable. That’s why we all need to do more to make sure things change – for the better.

Access our LGBTQ+ resources below



 

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