Posted: Thursday 1st February 2018
It’s time to Just Talk about mental health in Hertfordshire
One in 10 children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a significant mental health problem and 21% of boys in Hertfordshire are unable to identify healthy coping strategies when things are worrying them.
That’s why Hertfordshire has launched the #JustTalk campaign, which highlights that we all have mental health, like we all have physical health and that talking can really help.
“None of us can solve our problems by keeping them hidden,” explained Ben, 17. “Just Talk, because your problems are smaller when you talk about them,” added 16-year-old George.
Shelf help is a series of books selected by young people and experts with free help, information and support to help deal with emotions and feelings such as depression, stress, anxiety or bullying.
Watch this inspirational video by Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner from the ‘Stranger on the Bridge’ documentary, who explains how he deals with mental health issues to support the campaign.
You can find out more about #JustTalk, see more videos and get advice and information here.
Talking shows strength.
Join in the conversation at #JustTalk