Publish date: 1 February 2024
Talking about how we feel isn't always easy. We all face pressures that impact our wellbeing – this can be work related, personal/financial related and health related. For our Grenfell-impacted communities we are aware this time of year can present additional triggers that will impact on your overall sense of wellbeing.
One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Sometimes it’s easier to tell people we’re ‘fine’ than it is to say how we are really feeling and to open ourselves up to starting the conversation.
Everyone should feel comfortable talking about their mental health – whenever they like. Open conversations in communities are especially important as they help to support everyone’s mental wellbeing. Talking about mental health reduces stigma, helping to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
Let’s use Time to Talk Day as an opportunity to open up the conversation about mental health.
We in the NHS are also here to help
If you are affected by Grenfell, the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, is here for you and your family. To access support please call 020 8637 6279 (every day 8am to 8pm) or 0800 0234 650 (overnight: from 8pm). For more information go to grenfellwellbeing.cnwl.nhs.uk/
For emotional support, health and wellbeing support, and urgent mental health support, call 0800 0234 650, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For further information about local health support go to: www.rbkc.gov.uk/grenfell-response-and-recovery/support/nhs-support