Time to Talk with CALM!

It’s time to talk!

Get on the phone, send out those zoom invites or throw back to more traditional methods with a hand written letter. To embrace Time to Talk Day the REaD Group team took time out of their busy schedules to have a talk with CALM – Our elected charity for 2021. We heard from our CALM ambassador about the amazing work they do, but also how to keep ourselves going, communicating and making the most of what we can do over the next few months:

  • Making the most of our lunch breaks with some fresh air
  • Getting away from our screens as much as possible
  • Staying active
  • Talking to friends and family (call, webchat and write)
  • And knowing where to turn when we need guidance and advice

Campaign against living miserably (CALM) is a life saving charity dedicated to supporting those that need advice, guidance or immediate help with mental health, wellbeing and suicide. Their help line and web chat services are open from 5pm to midnight every day and offer anonymous, confidential and non-judgemental solution focused advice for anyone that needs it. This past year has certainly brought out a lot in all of us, whether it’s  problems with isolation, anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, financial stress or mental health worries. CALM is always there to give practical and tangible solutions.

As a team we have pledged to raise £5,000 for CALM this year. We’ll be taking on some personal challenges and keeping active, getting ready for a REaD Group talent show, and hopefully signing up to some group activities as soon as possible. We are also celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week with a company wide gifting scheme, raising money for CALM and spREaDing the love this February!

For more information of CALM and the incredible work they do go to – CALM 

 

 

 

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