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Time to Talk Day 2023

The 2nd of February marks Time to Talk Day. Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Time to Talk Day was launched in 2014 by Time to Change, a campaign to end mental health stigma and discrimination, which was run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Lingwood Security promote their staff, family, and friends to have open and difficult conversations that will make them feel better afterwards. This day is about creating supportive communities and understanding mental health.

Lingwood Security work closely with Network Rail and the British Transport Police in Kent and Sussex areas. Our Security Officers work 24/7 to ensure the public is safe whilst travelling, our team have experience in speaking to vulnerable individuals and recognise and respond appropriately to anyone who might be having suicidal thoughts. This is taught through their Samaritan’s Training, they learn listening skills that underpin Samaritan’s services and how to resolve situations safely and refer a person to friends, family, the British Transport Police or Samaritan’s for further training.

If you or someone you know is struggling, answer the 5 short questions via the link below for personalised tips and advice:

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We encourage everyone to reach out to friends and family and get a conversation started, it could be as simple as sending a text!