THE Now We’re Talking campaign to encourage people to discuss mental health was backed by builders.

Now We’re Talking aims to raise awareness of Worcestershire Healthy Minds, a service which helps people aged 16 and over in Worcestershire who are experiencing common mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety, low mood or depression – issues which affect 50,000 in Worcestershire alone.

Healthy Minds is provided by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and in a bid to spread the word, Speller Metcalfe builders donned Now We’re Talking T-shirts and asked ‘How are you?’ Wayne Bishop, health and safety manager for Speller Metcalfe, said: "We are aware that mental health is a very real issue and particularly prevalent in the construction industry, so we are huge supporters of the Now We’re Talking campaign."

One in eight men are affected by these issues every year but are less likely to engage and get the support they need.

Time to Talk Day was created to change how we all think and act about mental health problems. Time to Talk Day aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health and this year was no exception. For more information about the Healthy Minds service call 01905 766124 or visit

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