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Faith leaders meet to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination

Faith leaders discuss mental health at seminar | Time to ChangeThe Archbishop of Canterbury and the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, which is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, have hosted an event for leaders from different faiths to look at ways of tackling the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in their communities.

The seminar was held at Lambeth Palace to engage att

Study shows we need more help to stamp out stigma

Time to Change is urging more people to join the movement after a new global study, published in The Lancet, has revealed that over three quarters  (79%) of people with depression report experiencing some form of discrimination.

The study, led by Professor Graham Thornicroft at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) – who also evaluates the progress of Time to Change - found that over a third (34%) of participants reported that they had been avoided or shunned by other people because of their mental health problems.

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