1 in 3 young people are ‘stepping in’ to help a mate with a mental health problem - but many of those affected still face negative treatment from peers

A survey of 3,500 young people (11-18), [1] carried out for mental health campaign Time to Change, found that over a third of young people (34%) had done something to support or stick up for someone with a mental health problem.

For first time, print media reporting of mental health is significantly more balanced and responsible with more coverage than ever before – latest study shows

But worryingly the reporting of violence and mental illness, and schizophrenia continues to be stigmatising

The 2016 figures have been released by Time to Change as part of ‘Mind Over Matter’, its ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, which examines the reporting of mental illness in the UK print media.

Let’s stamp out stigmatising mental illness Halloween gimmicks once and for all

At Time to Change we work tirelessly to change the way people think and act about mental health – in schools, workplaces and communities. We invest heavily in social marketing campaigns because we know that the context in which mental illness is presented - in advertising, in the media and on the High Street, has huge influence over public attitudes towards mental health. Our advertising campaigns challenge out-dated, negative stereotypes and show that mental health problems can happen to anyone. 1 in 4 of us will be affected in any given year.

33 employers sign the Time to Change pledge on World Mental Health Day 2017

The Time to Change employer pledge is a way for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. We want every employer to open up to mental health problems and make sure that employees feel supported to talk about their experiences.

Over 550 organisations have made that commitment, and for World Mental Health Day 2017, we welcome 33 new pledge signings from: