More Than Words: The importance of language to normalise everyday mental health and enable access to support in uncertain times
We have released a new report which calls for a change in the medically-focused language society uses to discuss mental health. It provides opportunities to help to drive the de-medicalisation of everyday mental health and accelerate the much-needed change in language, so that during these challenging times, more people of all ages can be encouraged to seek help sooner.
Created following a panel discussion in October, the report titled ‘More Than Words: The importance of language to normalise everyday mental health and enable access to support in uncertain times’, highlights conversations with our Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, Brendan Street, Dr David Crepaz-Keay, Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author & wellbeing campaigner and Dr Alex George, an A&E and TV doctor, presenter and podcaster. To download the full report click here.
Based on the outcomes we have prepared a guide for employees to raise awareness of the language that will help you achieve better outcomes in the workplace from conversations around emotional wellbeing. Click here to download.