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Show you are Free2Talk

When we go to schools we are often asked by students, "How do I know I can talk about my problems to .....?" and it is most often their parents or a sibling that they want to talk to but they're afraid of being rejected.

By joining the Free2Talk Campaign you wear our special wristband or have our Free2Talk keyring so that your friends, children and other members of your family, team mates, co-workers etc know that they can approach you and talk.

YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE A COUNSELLOR!!!! But one of the most important aspects of mental health awareness and particularly suicide prevention to allow people to talk.  Just being allowed to talk, being listened to, can often be enough to stop someone from making bad decisions.

If you would like to find out more about mental health awareness, suicide prevention and the skills of active listening you might consider taking our Certificate Course, an Introduction to Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention (IMHASP)

Wearing the Wristband

By wearing the FREE2TALK wristband you are making an important statement that you are:

TO LISTEN

Free to listen to someone's concerns and willing to take time for them

NOT JUDGE

Willing and able to listen WITHOUT judgement or condemnation or imposing your own views

NOT IMPOSE

able to appreciate that the person is free to make their own choices even if we don't agree with them

TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL

able to keep what you hear to yourself when appropriate and know when it isn't appropriate

TO ASSIST

able to direct the person to the right place or person for assistance

IN AN EMERGENCY

able to get emergency assistance in a crisis