The Archbishop of Canterbury and the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, which is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, have hosted an event for leaders from different faiths to look at ways of tackling the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in their communities.
The seminar was held at Lambeth Palace to engage att
Time to Change is urging more people to join the movement after a new global study, published in The Lancet, has revealed that over three quarters (79%) of people with depression report experiencing some form of discrimination.
The study, led by Professor Graham Thornicroft at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) – who also evaluates the progress of Time to Change - found that over a third (34%) of participants reported that they had been avoided or shunned by other people because of their mental health problems.
On World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October) some of the country’s major employers including the Department of Health, Pepsico, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group and Accenture are pledging to support Time to Change, England’s biggest mental health anti-stigma programme, and committing to tackle stigma and discrimination in the workplace.
On Wednesday 10 October, to celebrate World Mental Health Day, a ‘pop up’ village with a difference will hit the streets of Liverpool thanks to Time to Change, England’s biggest mental health anti-stigma campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.