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News: Time To Talk” Day 4th Feb­ru­ary 2021 – The Pow­er of Small

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Time To Talk mental health awareness poster
Time To Talk mental health awareness poster

Staff and stu­dent well­be­ing and men­tal health is one of our top pri­or­i­ties as a Col­lege. We appre­ci­ate the pres­sures our staff and stu­dents are work­ing under and the dif­fi­cul­ties these cre­ate and con­tin­ue to offer resources and sup­port where we can. One of the very best sup­port we can offer to one anoth­er is a quick chat — a small con­ver­sa­tion has the pow­er to make a big difference.

So .. we’re chal­leng­ing every­one at Not­ting­ham Col­lege to ini­ti­ate at least one non-work” con­ver­sa­tion with a col­league on Time to talk day — Thurs­day 4th Feb­ru­ary! That may be tak­ing the time to check in with peo­ple at the begin­ning of a meet­ing, it may be drop­ping an e‑mail or mak­ing a Teams call to some­one they haven’t spo­ken with in a while or it could be a vir­tu­al cof­fee and cup­pa with their team or some­one else. Sim­ply ask­ing how are things?” and then wait­ing for the answer can be enough to get the con­ver­sa­tion going. 

We appre­ci­ate that It’s OK not to be OK and if staff or stu­dents are find­ing things tough at the moment then we’re here to help. We have resources on our Staff Well­be­ing pages and details of pro­fes­sion­al sup­port fund­ed by the col­lege through our Employ­ee Assis­tance Helpline .

It is also OK to be OK! For some peo­ple, despite the restric­tions imposed on our dai­ly lives, or maybe because of them, life is OK. If that’s you don’t be embar­rassed but please do offer sup­port to oth­ers – just a smile or a catch up call can be all it takes to make a big dif­fer­ence to some­one else’s day. 

Our Col­lege Café pro­gramme allows our staff and stu­dents to stay in touch with oth­ers in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions. Our Car­ers’ Café will be mark­ing Time to Talk Day when we next meet on 10th Feb­ru­ary. If staff or stu­dents are car­ing for a fam­i­ly or house­hold mem­ber with a long term health con­di­tion or dis­abil­i­ty and would like to join us e‑mail edi@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​ukfor the Teams meet­ing link.

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  • 3rd February 2021 (12:00 AM)
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