Whatever you’re going through share it with someone

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us.  If you are starting to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to acknowledge your feelings and speak openly and honestly about your mental health.

Talking is one of the first steps to improving mental health.  Speak to someone you trust whether that’s a friend, colleague or a family member, or a helpline – there are lots of support options open to you like the one’s below.


Time for Talking

Find out more on Time for Talking or call 0800 970 3980


Time for Talking is part of NLC Employee Assistance Programme and it provides for all colleagues:

  • A helpline for General Advice and Guidance
  • Psychological guidance and emotional support when things are getting you down
  • Individual counselling, either over the phone or face to face
  • Post critical incident support

Plus assistance for managers by offering a resource they can use in managing and assisting staff

Lanarkshire mind matters

Lanarkshire Mind Matters Logo

NHS Lanarkshire Adult Psychology Services run this support with the aim of linking you to mental health information, advice and help, wherever you live in Lanarkshire north or south.  Lanarkshire mind matters includes useful information during – and after – the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland’s national mental health charity

Contact SAMH  on 01698 265659 (Motherwell Office) or 01236 439418 (Airdrie office)


Breathing Space

Contact Breathing Space  on 0800 83 85 87




Not a big talker? Check out the going home checklist

It’s good to talk. Peer and social support are often the best buffers against stress and adversity.  It’s good to talk, but not all of you will be ‘talkers’. That’s OK too but make sure you give yourself space to process the events of the day and deal with your feelings.  The going home checklist can really help with doing that.