“Talk about it. Seek help.” day

10.12.2020 – Today there is a day of action all over Switzerland: “Talk about it. Seek help.”. In these times of coronavirus it’s designed to help boost people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

The coronavirus isn’t just a risk to our physical health. It also affects people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

Are you not doing well yourself ? Or are you worried about someone else? Reach out. The following PDF informs where you can find help.

What’s “Talk about it. Seek help.” day all about?

Many people in Switzerland are suffering mentally and emotionally from the effects of the coronavirus crisis. On “Talk about it. Seek help.” day, the different people involved will have a chance to talk about mental health. This way people in difficult situations will get to experience solidarity and find out what help is actually on offer. The day of action will also make people aware of the importance of being aware of those around them and giving help.

We’re organising “Talk about it. Seek help.” day on behalf of the Federal Council. It’s a joint initiative involving the FOPH in collaboration with the charities and support organisations Dargebotene Hand, Pro Juventute, Pro Senectute, Pro Mente Sana, Caritas and the Swiss Red Cross, as well as other stakeholders.

Removing the taboo from mental health

On 10 December and the week running up to it, people under mental strain, family members and professionals will get to have their say. They will be able to report on their experience and how they’ve handled the special situation in these time of coronavirus. Specialist organisations will be able to show what support they can offer those affected and where to turn to for easy access to help.

Download Logo

The following logo can be used by all stakeholders in connection with the day of action and communications in the run-up to it.

Logo Aktionstag «Darüber reden. Hilfe finden.»

Further information

You’ll find further details in the documents and links below.

Last modification 10.12.2020

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