Would you rather swim 1,000 lengths or talk to someone about mental health?
Today, British Triathlon is supporting Time to Talk Day 2020 and encouraging members of the triathlon community to choose to talk about mental health.
In any given year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. The first step in supporting the mental wellbeing of the people around us is to increase understanding through conversation.
The initiative is championed by Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. It is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and this year; it’s using the popular game ‘Would you rather?’ to encourage more people to talk than ever before. By choosing to talk, you can help change lives.
Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO, said: “It is important for all of us to have these conversations about mental health. Initiatives like Time to Talk Day allow us to break down the stigma associated with mental health and spread awareness for further understanding.”
Last year, we caught up with George Peasgood to discuss the importance of mental wellbeing.
60% of people with a mental health problem waited over a year to tell people close to them. The stigma associated with mental health problems can be broken down by conversations that promote good mental health and wellbeing. Choose to talk.
If you or anyone you know are in need of any support, please follow the links provided or contact your GP: