Some of you maybe aware that on the 1st February it was #TimeToTalk day. An intitative set up by the organisation Time to Change.

The day that has been established to encourage people to talk about mental health and recognise it’s okay to not be okay. Breaking down stigma around mental health.

Many people whose home is on our streets suffer from a wide variety of mental health issues. Yet they can sometimes not speak to anyone for several days at a time. Living in an isolated world, which rough sleeping can be, is very challenging.

So, what can you do to help?

Maybe when you’re in town or down the High Street, or on your lunch break today, or over the weekend, maybe stop by a homeless friend and see how they’re doing. Just asking a simple question like “how you doing pal?” could really make someone’s day.

Helping Hands Portsmouth pride themselves on the values of treating each individual, we reach out to and support, with compassion, dignity and respect.

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