As we reach Halloween Mind and Time to Change are encouraged that leading supermarkets Asda and Tesco have committed to improving mental health awareness following their withdrawal of Halloween themed costumes last month.
Representatives from Mind and Time to Change, the anti-stigma campaign run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, met with the retailers to discuss the potential to work together to combat mental health stigma and avoid a repeat of recent events.
Today, results published by Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme, has shown that the attitudes and behaviour of young people relating to mental health problems can be shifted, and discrimination can be reduced. Evaluation of a pilot project aimed at 14 to 18 year olds in the West Midlands shows positive shifts in attitudes of young people, parents and guardians and youth professionals.
As mental health continues to make the headlines, some of the most influential figures and organisations in politics and finance are joining forces with Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme as part of World Mental Health Day 2013.
Today, Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, join cross-party MPs and Peers in reinforcing the need to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems as they attend a parliamentary event run by Time to Change and its partner charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.