30 OCTOBER 2018 14:15
E.G. Lewis Group are proud to introduce Safety Health & Environment Manager, Dillwyn Evans as its third Time To Change Champion.
On Wednesday 10th October, the group announced that employees had become Time To Change Champions, this in support of World Mental Health Day.
Time To Change Champions use their experience of mental health problems to change the way people think and act about mental health. Being a champion is a flexible and voluntary commitment. You can do what you have time for, and what you’re comfortable doing.
Dillwyn sat down with Business Development & Marketing Coordinator, Ben Jenkins to discuss her role as Time To Change Champion:
Why did you want to become a Time To Change Champion?
“Having worked in the engineering industry for over 40 years, I have experienced first-hand how mental health has affected individuals within the workplace.
Has past experiences within the topic of mental health encouraged you to become a Time To Change Champion?
“I have previous experience of friends and family who unfortunately did not have the benefits of support currently provided by Time To Change Wales & Mind Charity.
According to Time To Change Wales, 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year. Half of them say that the associated isolation and shame is worse than the condition itself.
Whilst Samaritans add that in the UK men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women, and in the Republic of Ireland four times more likely.
Finally Dillwyn, how do you feel you can do to make a difference as a Time To Change Champion?
“I truly believe that I am equipped with good communication skills whilst having relevant life experiences around the topic of mental health, this will allow me to offer support and guidance in assisting individuals within the workplace who may be suffering from potential mental health issues.
Break the culture of silence that surrounds mental health and talk to your employer.
Read more about E.G. Lewis Group’s Time To Change Champions here - https://www.eglewisgroup.com/news/v/36-time-to-change-champion-michael-stewart/ | https://www.eglewisgroup.com/news/v/39-meet-the-champion-hannah-lewis/