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Landmark study shows drop in discrimination against people with mental health problems

A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has shown there has been an 11.5% reduction in average levels of discrimination. The study of England’s Time to Change anti-stigma programme (run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness) provides the first evidence that it is possible to change the way the public treat people with mental health problems, but that a long term focus is needed to ensure that discrimination is removed from all areas of people’s lives.

Historical landmark as discriminatory law is abolished

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.

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