Thousands of individuals have added their voices to our movement to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

These blogs are full of great campaigning ideas and stories. They are written by people who have attended our events or have helped us campaign.

By talking about mental health they aim to break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects us all. Pledge to share your experience of mental health today >>

Putting a face on mental health: Using my story to promote understanding in my community

November 24, 2014

My name is Mohammed.Mohammed I was born in Uganda and came to live in England when I was 9 years old. My parents had passed away. During my childhood in England I went through the care system. This was a very difficult time for me. I did not always get along well with my foster carer. I was isolated often, away from people I could relate to. In my teenage years, at school I was introduced to drugs.

The legacy of Becki Luscombe

October 30, 2014

It was just a little more than a year ago year ago when people in this movement and many others used their experiences, voice and collective ‘muscle’ to stand up to two household names who were stocking offensive Halloween costumes with “mental patient” and “psycho ward” themes.

After so many years of working to improve public understanding and attitudes towards mental health problems and those of us with them, when the supermarkets withdrew the costumes, apologising and making donations this was an historic milestone.  Becki Luscombe was at the very heart of this.

My friends and family are more willing to talk more openly with me about my mental health issues.

October 8, 2014

With the recent, tragic death of well known and much loved celebrity, Robin Williams, covered so extensively in the media, I have noticed family and friends slowly coming to realise that mental health problems can be experienced by anyone. While the detailed reporting in this case was a little concerning, overall I feel the way in which the media tells these unfortunate stories seems to have changed dramatically in recent years.