People are being urged to do small things, such as going for coffee with friends who have mental health problems. Time To Change Wales’ Reach Out campaign aims to show people do not need to be experts to talk to others about their problems, according to an article on BBC.com.
Matt Johnson, said small things could “go a long way.” He has previously spoken of his battles with depression and anxiety and said initiatives such as this could help prevent the condition from happening.
“For me, my friends and family have been so important to me with preventing future bouts of depression,” he said.
“The most important thing about reaching out is that anybody can do it, it’s usually free, it’s usually a conversation, it’s a tap on the back, it’s the acknowledgement of somebody, of somebody’s existence, because with lots of people with a mental illness they can feel alone.”