July marks Talk to Us month, led by Samaritans. Their month-long campaign aims to highlight the power of having a conversation with someone when you are finding things hard.
On any given day, our busy lives can bring about a variety of pressures. Talking to someone about troubles can help to release pent-up feelings and allow you to get on top of issues before they snowball out of control.
Finding someone to listen
It can be hard to know where to start when seeking help. It’s important you feel you can trust the person you are talking to so making a decision on who that might be is the first step before opening up. You may feel comfortable chatting with a colleague at work, a close friend, or a neighbour. If you want to talk to someone independently from your everyday life, there are many professional counsellors who are there to offer listening support, including our helpline.
Choosing the method of communication that feels most comfortable for you is important and can help you to be more open. Sometimes it can be challenging to have a face-to-face conversation so you might choose a phone call or email instead. The Samaritans have also listed the other ways you can contact them.
Talking to someone can really help break problems down into more manageable chunks and can help us feel less overwhelmed. It’s not always easy to seek help but it’s important to remember you don’t have to face challenges alone.
Our free, confidential helpline offers print businesses an easy method of supporting employee wellbeing with 24/7 access to practical and emotional support. Contact us to find out more about accessing the service.