Time to Talk Day 2021 - The Power of Small

February 03, 2021

At Bilfinger, we know that the a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day (February 4) encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Today our employees onshore and offshore will take time out to check in with each other because we know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, and the closer we'll come to ending mental health stigma and discrimination.

The last year has impacted all of our lives, and many of our employees who work offshore, at onshore sites, or at our operations and logistics facilities have worked throughout the pandemic servicing our clients. For these personnel, there has been no "working from home". Instead they have dealt with a different set of challenges, including adapting to new procedures and worrying about family at home.

We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. In cooperation with our mental health charity partner Mates in Mind, our employees are taking part in Time to Talk Toolbox sessions this week, discussing different ways of asking "how are you?", or letting someone know if they're not ok.