“A lot of people want to talk but don’t know where to start”

Time to Talk day will be held on the 2nd of February 2023 where it encourages those to speak up if they are struggling or those to check up on loved ones or work/school colleagues. Although in the past there was a big stigma on speaking up about mental health however mental health is more common than ever especially with all the worries, pressure in financial economy crisis in today society. Since lockdown most individuals have suffered with either job/business loss or even selling their homes as prices for living have risen which causes more stress and deflation on their wellbeing. Even after time when we find ourselves out of the fire and on a smooth road we can always have that worry or fear lingering at the back of our minds for the future, this has been very common for most people today. Sometimes we can face other personal situations such as our own health, loss of a loved one, breakup/separation or feeling lost in general, a lot of people want to talk but don’t know where to start.

Why Time to Talk Day or talking is important

  • One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
  • We want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like.
  • Talking about mental health reduces helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
  • Opening up the conversation about mental health problems is important – by talking about it, we can support ourselves and others.

Sometimes we can be feeling that we are on track and upbeat in the present moment but remember we can always lend an ear. As stated before most people really struggle to open up or don’t know how to speak about their troubles. Sometimes asking those if they are ok opens a door for them to speak.

For more information on Time to Talk Day please click the link below to view the website:

Time To Talk Day – Time To Talk Day

How can you help

  • You can always check up on someone by either sending a short text or even a phone call on those that you are concerned about or even who you have not seen for a good while.
  • Be observant those around you who are showing they struggling for instance, if they have been quiet, lost or gained weight, looking drained or tired or even isolating themselves from others.
  • Ask in general “how are you?” or “are you ok?”, a lot of people want to talk but don’t know where to start.
  • Finally, be an ear to someone, listening is the best form of care and comfort for someone who is struggling.

What do we do at the JFW Centre

Here at the centre, we offer and provide our special services such as our one-to-one counselling sessions and even our beloved workshops that not only do crafting activity’s but also learn and focus on mental health, how to maintain, relax or stay calm when we feel anxious. These are hosted in groups by each of our counsellors who work specifically on these criteria’s. We will also be offering mediating and yoga session in the near future to help those that have trouble focusing or relaxing.

Nicola who is one of the centre’s counsellors that hosts our Emotional Resilience Workshop.

If you are interested in our services or joining one of our workshops then please get in touch with us by email: justforwomencentre@yahoo.co.uk or telephone: 01207 281145 to make an appointment.

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