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#AskTwice — World Mental Health Day 2018

Alison Cole

By Alison Cole

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

We’ve all told someone that we’re fine, when really, we’re not. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem this year and, for World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the message is simple. If someone says they’re okay, they might not be — so, to really find out, ask twice.

Having a colleague in your corner can make all the difference

Mental health problems can happen to anyone, at any time. Just showing that you’re genuinely interested and willing to listen to someone can make all the difference.

On 10 October, we hope that you’ll join us in spreading the word about the #AskTwice campaign. The bigger the conversation, the better our awareness of mental health issues.

If you’re worried about someone at work, asking twice if they’re alright can be a significant gesture. It’s a very simple action, which can make a huge difference. So, if you see someone acting differently, step in — let them know that you’re there if they ever need to chat.


Mental health is a cause that’s close to our hearts. That’s why we support Mind as our charity of the year. Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve available services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.

We’ll be having some coffee mornings during the week to raise awareness of the #AskTwice campaign, and raise some money for Mind along the way, all in aid of World Mental Health Awareness day.

Time to change

Find out more about Time to Change (#timetochange), a growing social movement run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which works to change the way we think and act about mental health issues.

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