Sometimes we say we’re fine when we’re not. If your colleague is acting differently, ask twice. The simple act of asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up for the first time.
Research shows that when asked, over three quarters of us would tell friends, family or colleague we’re ‘fine’, even when we’re not. Time to Change are asking everyone to Ask Twice if they think someone may be experiencing a mental health problem. There is a range of information about the campaign from this web page, including 5 ways to ask twice, which gives you guidance on how to approach a conversation. There are also featured case studies on the power of asking twice and opportunities to share your own stories. You can also spread the message and support the campaign by sharing the Ask Twice video or downloading assets such as posters, email banners and screensavers for your workplace.