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.

Share the videos to help spread the word and pledge to share your experience of mental health today >>

Don't just talk about mental health

June 15, 2012

Illustration of Nikki, a Time to Change video bloggerIt’s easy to get tunnel vision when you’re campaigning for the end of stigma and discrimination towards mental health because you just want everyone to accept sufferers for who they are, to understand that we are not freaks of nature. But most importantly because we want people to start talking openly about mental health.

Lol's tip: give them time

June 14, 2012

Illustration of Lol, a Time to Change video bloggerEmails and text messages from friends and loved ones played a significant role when I struggled with my mood and mental health which eventually spiralled down into clinical depression. These are often regarded as small things but can make such a difference to someone who feels isolated and has lost the confidence to interact with others.

Shea's tip: find out more

June 13, 2012

Illustration of Shea, a Time to Change video bloggerWhen I began my journey with mental health issues eight years ago, I was terrified of my diagnosis of manic depression. I saw my illness as a death sentence, something to be feared.

Roisin's tip: Avoid the cliches

June 12, 2012

Illustration of Roisin, a Time to Change bloggerClichés are everywhere in our day to day lives. Whether they are the photograph's subject in an art gallery, a news headline or a politician's speech, we soon grow tired of them but at the same time barely realise when we are using them ourselves.