Last year ‘See Me’ launched the award winning Power of Okay campaign with this video, from the point of view of someone experiencing mental health problems, encouraging people to open up conversations and ask each other ‘are you okay’.
This month they launched part two, which looks at what you can do if you ask someone if they are okay, and they say ‘no’.
To reduce stigma we all need to be comfortable asking each other, ‘are you okay’ and open up conversations about how we really feel. However if someone says they are not okay, people are worried they won’t know how to help, or could even make things worse.
With their new campaign they want to show that reassuring someone that you are there for them, that you care and they can speak to you in confidence, can make a huge difference.