National Nuclear Laboratory

It Really is Good to Talk

Feeling overwhelmed is a natural part of life. Sometimes responsibilities, expectations and lack of time can make a situation feel unmanageable. Having someone to talk to, who can listen non-judgmentally and, where appropriate, offer guidance, is an important part of dealing with the pressure.

To help you, we have a number of Workplace Listeners

They are a group of dedicated, trained volunteers who you can talk to confidentially about any issues you might be experiencing. They’re trained to listen non-judgmentally, to provide reassurance and guidance towards appropriate support. They’re not there to report to NNL.

We have listeners at all of our sites. They’re ready to offer help and guidance to anyone that may be feeling emotional distress or be concerned about their mental wellbeing.

Lucy Platts, our Workplace Listener at Stonehouse, explained why she got involved and why it’s important to her:

If you have any concerns about your mental health and need to talk, please contact one of the team by phone or email. It doesn’t have to be someone based at your site. A full list of names can be found using the link on the left.

For more information, log on to the NNL network and visit the following page on Nucleus: (please note that this link will not work unless you are logged into NNL’s network)