Four new Time to Change hubs announced

Today four new Time to Change hubs have been launched, in Bristol, Nottingham, Waltham Forest and Worcestershire, to change how we all think and act about mental health locally.

Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to ending negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in their communities.

New research shows Brits happier to discuss sex than mental health at work

New data reveals Brits would rather talk to their colleagues about relationship issues, money problems and even sex, than broach the topic of mental health.

A survey for Time to Change of 2,000 [1] British workers suggests mental health remains one of the last taboos in the workplace, showing that, despite progress, there is still a lot more work to do in 2018 to combat the stigma of mental health.

When asked to select from a list the topics they felt they could talk openly about with their colleagues:

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.