At Bellerbys Cambridge we recently took part in Time To Talk Day; a national event that aims to lift the taboos of talking about mental health.
At Bellerbys Cambridge we recently took part in Time To Talk Day; a national event that aims to lift the taboos of talking about mental health. At Bellerbys, we believe that talking about how we feel is a vital ingredient in ensuring the peace of mind of all of our students. If ever a student has a problem, there is always someone available to listen and help you through it.
We placed a ‘Time to Talk Thought Tree’ in the canteen and invited students to write down their thoughts about mental health.
One of our students Ghanim, wrote about how he feels about this subject.
"We often face difficulties in our life, and we hardly talk about these difficulties. Today in college we got to share some of our experiences and speak about our feelings. To some, personal issues are considered hard to speak about or even ridiculous to mention, but when we share our feelings and listen to people we gain experience from what they went through.
We all have a side that no one knows, and we decided to hide it. That is because we are afraid of being judged by others and being made fun of. Think about this statement carefully!:
Who cares? Are we supposed to hide our feelings because society tells us to do so?
Honestly, why should we follow those who make us feel inferior? Or why do we care about rules people like us made.
Always bear in mind that there will always be people who care about you and people who are willing to help you.
There is no shame in asking for help, the only shame is when you know that you have a problem and do not seek help."