Time to Talk Day 2021

3rd February 2021

Time to Talk Day 2021 takes place on Thursday 4 February – join us to start conversations about mental health and help end the stigma. 

This year’s theme is ‘The Power of Small’ - a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.  

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 with mental health problems are made to feel.  

Wilson James signed the employer pledge with Time to Change back in 2017. By signing, Wilson James committed to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. 

Here are just some of the ways we’ve made mental health a priority at Wilson James: 

  1. Our dedicated team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs). This group of people have been trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. You can email the group at mhfa@wilsonjames.co.uk.
  2. A regular programme of ’Keeping Well’ events and resources on the WJ Hub, all designed to support mental health and wellbeing and help us stay connected and active.
  3. Our partnership with The Wellbeing Project to deliver a programme of resilience training.
  4. Participation in mental health campaigns including:

- A security manager’s story  for World Mental Health Day 2020 

– Coping with stress during lockdown: in conversation with Marc Bannister 

- ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Experiences of kindness shared during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020  

  1. Our recently-launched Listening Ears initiative, a confidential service allowing our employees to contact an ‘Ear’ on any wellbeing related topic. An ‘Ear’ is someone who is ready to listen to colleagues with concerns, and signpost them to other help if required.
  2. The Employee Assistance Programme which provides Wilson James staff with 24/7 confidential advice on any issues they might be facing, at home or at work. Just call 0845 1201 421 and quote reference number 72016. 

Time to Talk Day is a day to get everyone talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.  

Things you can do for Time to Talk Day 2021:  

We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.