Wednesday 24th July is the Samaritans Big Listen
When life is hard, people often feel the need to talk about what is bothering them. Talking releases stress and helps us feel better. Finding the words to describe events and feelings can help to make sense of them. And, being listened to and heard can help reassure someone going through difficult times.
If you feel you would benefit from talking to someone, there are a number of different options available:
- The Mental Health first aid network
- Health Assured (the University's new Employee Assistance Provider) - 0800 030 5182
- The Samaritans
Becoming a good listener
On the flip side to this, becoming a good listener is a key skill of communicating and one that can be developed.
If you would like to understand more, Health Assured has a webinar called "Are you a good listener?"
There are lots more webinars available through the Health Assured online portal