‘Pull yourself together’ has topped the cliché chart in a new poll, commissioned by Time to Change, England’s biggest mental health anti-stigma programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which explores unhelpful comments that people face when they talk openly to someone about their mental illness.
Arsenal and England Ladies first team football players, Steph Houghton and Ellen White, recently visited Arsenal in the Community’s ‘How are you feeling today?’ programme delivered by the Imagine Your Goals initiative - part of the Time to Change programme - and funded by the Premi
Channel 4 has announced their ‘4 Goes Mad’ mental health season, due to air this summer. The season is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health problems and a chance to challenge the taboo that has existed for too long.
Time to Change has been working with individual production companies and the Channel 4 team to ensure that the voice of people with mental health problems has been listened to and that the issue is dealt with sensitively and accurately.
Findings of a new study published today in the journal Psychiatric Services show improvements in behaviour towards people with mental health problems in England, during the first year of the national anti-stigma programme, Time to Change.
The research, led by Dr Claire Henderson and Professor Graham Thornicroft from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), shows a four per cent drop in the number of people reporting mental health discrimination, and a 20 per cent reduction in the levels of discrimination across 22 iden