Sometimes we all need to have difficult conversations. Whether you’re telling someone you’re ill, that someone has passed away, or you’re explaining something else, occasionally, saying what needs to be said can be hard. 

 We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The good news is that you can make this type of conversation easier, without always having to ask for help from a third party. 

  • A difficult conversation can have 3 potential outcomes. It can result in a solution, a plan, or an understanding. One of the first things you should try to do is to reach an understanding. 
  • Prepare for your conversation in advance, ask someone who is uninvolved for some support. Try to think of something positive to add to the difficult conversation before you add the difficult issue. For example, “I like having you as a flat mate, but if you cannot pay your share of the bills I’ll need to look for someone else to live with“. 
  • When the person you’re having the conversation with says something, make sure you listen. Listening to someone can help you both to let go of grudges. When you listen, you help to dissolve any conflict.
  • When it’s time for you to talk, try to describe how you’re feeling and your experiences. This can encourage the other person to hear exactly what is important to you.

No one likes having difficult conversations. However, if you think about what you need to say and how you need to say it, it can make the situation much easier. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk