In the videos below, people with experience of mental health problems talk about living with mental illness and about the stigma and discrimination they face.

Video can be an incredibly powerful way to understand what mental illness is, how it can affect people and, most importantly, that it can affect anyone. Simply talking about mental illness can help break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that can affect all of us.

Watch our full range of videos on our YouTube channel including our latest TV ad.

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Katie's 3 things not to say

"Around mental health in general, there is a lot of stigma attached, a lot of misconceptions and a lot of phrases that tend to get used towards people with mental illness."

Watch Katie talk about the three most unhelpful things you can say to someone with a mental health problem and the impact this has on them: 

We need to tackle the stigma around suicide

Sophie and Abbie both lost family members to suicide, and in this video they talk about their experience of the stigma around suicide and mental illness, how it has affected them, and how they would like to see a more open and supportive attitude to mental health.

Watch their video:


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My friend just listens - it makes a world of difference

Watch Jessica Jayne's vlog about the small things her friend Harvey does to help her with her mental health. 

 

Transcript

Jessica Jayne: Hi I'm Jessica Jayne, and I'm here to talk to you about the #smallthings campaign that Time to Change is running. This campaign is all about the small things you can do to help others when they are going through a hard time.

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