Red card treat­ment How to start men­tal health help

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Athletics -

In many sports, a red card is pun­ish­ment for bad be­hav­iour. Le­gal and Gen­eral are us­ing its sym­bol­ism to help lift the men­tal health taboo and to en­cour­age more con­ver­sa­tions in the work­place about it.

Ini­ti­at­ing a con­ver­sa­tion may seem daunt­ing, but try to fol­low these steps: ‹Choose a col­league you feel com­fort­able talk­ing to. ‹In­vite them for a cof­fee or go some­where pri­vate for a chat where you will feel com­fort­able. ‹Tell them you want to dis­cuss some­thing sen­si­tive to as­sist in get­ting the con­ver­sa­tion started later and al­low them to pre­pare them­selves. ‹Be­fore the meet­ing, write down what you want to say in bul­let points. ‹Talk about what could/ should hap­pen next and how your col­league might be able to sup­port you. Find out more at www. lega­land­gen­eral. com/ no­tared­card or by search­ing #no­tared­card on so­cial me­dia

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