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Time for Talking

There may be days when you could be feeling a little over whelmed and feel the need for a chat with someone anonymously, who will listen and offer advice without judgement. We all know that maintaining our health & well-being is crucial at any time, but especially with so much worry, change and uncertainty that has happened in the world over the last few years

Time for Talking (TfT) is Moray Council’s Employee Assistance Provider. They provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year service for psychological, emotional and practical support, which can be accessed by any employee when they need it.

Services they offer include:

  • Telephone support & guidance
  • Information & resources including links, podcasts, templates and exercises
  • Structured telephone counselling
  • Video conferencing / Face to Face counselling (dependant on Covid)
  • Live Chat

Their website www.timefortalking.co.uk offers a wealth of information, podcasts and hints & tips on a variety of topics including depression, managing stress, harassment & bullying, managing anger, dealing with change, financial wellbeing, work life balance, exercise and self-harm.

The Time for Talking Counselling & Psychological Wellbeing App makes counselling easier and more accessible, giving you an alternative way to access information and book a referral.

The app is packed with resources on a number of topics including:

  • Blogs on Mental Health & Wellbeing, Anxiety, Depression and more
  • Podcasts on Depression and Getting your mojo going
  • Videos of Time for Top Tips including Practising Wellbeing and How to improve your mood at work
  • Questionnaires and downloadable planners

As well as being able to access the above resources, you are able to book a Counselling session, selecting a date and time suitable to yourself.

You can download the app from:

   


 

Staff can also contact Time for Talking on 0800 970 3980 or chat online to a counsellor through their Live Chat using the password TfTnow

All chats are totally confidential, people don’t need to give their name or email address unless they want to.

If you would like to access counselling this can be requested directly by yourself or by a manager.

Specialist advice on matters such as debt, legal and finance are available through our Trading Standards service and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Additional information on support services and well-being can be found on the Interchange Support Services Guide

Watch this space for further information on upcoming podcasts, hints, tips & techniques to assist your well-being.

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