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.
Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, England's biggest anti-stigma campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, responds to the news that Asda are to make a contribution to the programme following the withdrawal of their 'mental health patient' fancy dress costume. She says:
“It’s a welcome move that Asda has reacted promptly by apologising and offering the contribution to Time to Change, and we hope that Tesco and other retailers and manufacturers follow suit.