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Major finance institutions and politicians pledge to tackle stigma and discrimination on World Mental Health Day

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.

Time to Change responds to Asda contribution

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.

Time to Change hosts Global meeting of Anti-stigma Programmes in London

Imagine being refused entry to a museum or being barred from your local swimming pool or park? Then imagine it's because you have a mental health problem.

It may sound far fetched, but regulations like these exist in some parts of the world and illustrate the everyday stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems face.


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