Videos about mental illness

In the videos below, people with experience of mental health problems talk about living with mental illness and about the stigma and discrimination they face.

Video can be an incredibly powerful way to understand what mental illness is, how it can affect people and, most importantly, that it can affect anyone. Simply talking about mental illness can help break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that can affect all of us.

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My friend just listens - it makes a world of difference

Watch Jessica Jayne's vlog about the small things her friend Harvey does to help her with her mental health. 



Jessica Jayne: Hi I'm Jessica Jayne, and I'm here to talk to you about the #smallthings campaign that Time to Change is running. This campaign is all about the small things you can do to help others when they are going through a hard time.

Even when I'm having a hard day, my family treat me completely normally

As part of our #smallthings campaign, Gary recorded a video blog and talked about the small things his family do to help with his mental health. Check it out:


Hi guys, my name is Gary. I just want to tell you a little bit about one of the small things that somebody important in my life does to help.

Why mental health needs to be a part of our language

After being inspired by the 300 Voices Pilot project 'Other', I went away and wrote a spoken word around the issues of mental health. It was brought to my attention by Other that mental health issues are to often ignored or pre-conceived. As well as there being a massive stigma attached to the issue, many sufferers experience discrimination because of there mental health problem.

As a society, we need to step back and just 'Spare a minute not to judge'.


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