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Press pause and take the space to look after your mental health

Camerado living room Published Tuesday, 11th February 2020

In the hectic lives we all lead, it’s important for everyone to have a space to just take a minute and press pause and look after our mental health.

For many of us, this space can often be at home, in our living room, but during the working day, it’s harder to find the space to relax. 

To mark this year’s Time to Talk Day, The County Council’s Adult Learning Team, brought a Living Room space to County Hall.

The Camerado Public Living Room gave staff somewhere to go, relax, chat and look out for each other. 

Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Health and Well-Being said: “Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. 
I’m really proud of our Adult Learning Team for setting up the space, and being so proactive in raising awareness in speaking about mental health.” 

A camerado is halfway between a stranger and a friend, people just alongside each other, no agenda, just there. 

Each year, Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

If you want to help challenge the stigma around mental health, but don’t have the resources to make it happen, there is funding available from Time to Change Worcestershire. 

For more information, please visit the Community First website.