ONS in Newport joined thousands of other groups, schools and members of the public having conversations about mental health on Time to Talk Day.

Time to Talk Day is a nation-wide push to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day.

The initiative is organised by Time to Change, the campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

In May 2017, ONS signed up to the Time to Change Employer Pledge demonstrating our commitment to change how we all think about mental health at every level of the organisation, for everyone to feel they can be open about their mental health, and ask for support if they need it.

As part of its ongoing commitment, it supported the Time to Talk Day, where everyone is encouraged to start a conversation about mental health.

On the day, the culture and well-being team along with the mental health allies and Karen Roberts from Time to Change Wales launched the ONS' “Sit, relax and chat” benches across all its sites where ideas, resources and support are available to employees on how to start a conversation and where to get support if they need it.

For more information on the campaign, visit www.time-to-change.org.uk