This Time to Talk Day we’ll be encouraging everyone to make Time to Talk about mental health, and to help Bristol residents start conversations we’re launching a #TalkAndWalk app! Talking about ‘mental health’ can be difficult, however, we all know how it feels to be tired, stressed or experiencing low moods. You don’t have to […]Read More
Job Opportunity – Avon & Somerset’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens invites applications for the post of Contacts and Conduct Policy Officer
Any elected leader’s most important relationship is with local people, and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is entrusted to deal with people’s lives and personal circumstances. The post of Contacts and Conduct Policy Officer is at the frontline of this hugely rewarding work. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to deliver help […]Read More
Mental Health and Wellbeing
It is now widely known that mental health issues affect 1 in 4 of us during any one year. What is less widely known is what to do if you or someone you know needs support to help get through such times. 'Mental health issues' isn't a term we use every day so when we see those three words together it's natural that we all have different ideas about what it means.
However, terms that we do come across every day - terms that we often use about ourselves during conversations - are 'stressed', 'anxious', 'sad' or 'angry'. If the strength of these feelings is overwhelming, last for extended periods or are being fed by life events such as relationship breakdown; debt; poor physical health; unemployment or trauma - then it's important to get the right support and advice to get through it.