A comedy extravaganza, African and Caribbean church partnerships in Leeds, a pop-up kitchen table set at Manchester Pride, and a portable tree that will tour over 35 country shows are just some of the ways that local communities will be tackling mental health stigma and discrimination.
Time to Change celebrates as the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill gets Royal Assent, putting an end to archaic laws that discriminate against people with mental health problems.
The Bill will remove the last significant discrimination in law from our society that interferes with the rights of people with mental health problems from participating in jury service and becoming or remaining a company director.
British artists have put paintbrush to paper to support England’s biggest anti-stigma programme, Time to Change, and are encouraging people to be more supportive of someone experiencing a mental health problem.
People’s personal experiences of mental health problems formed the backdrop to a development and training conference for GPs, sponsored by Time to Change, the anti-stigma programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.